by Jeffrey Lewis
REVIEWED BY SUE CORBETT
Hell-bent on atoning for the death of a woman killed in a car crash while he was at the wheel, billionaire Adam Bloch has wed her sister and built a huge home in coastal Maine. When he tries to buy extra land from a neighbor, her feckless boyfriend senses a gold mine. Scriptwriter Lewis includes pitch-perfect scenes set at the local general store, where dissecting the follies of the nouveaux riches passes for sport. The last novel in Lewis’s “Meritocracy Quartet,” Adam stands alone—a taut, absorbing tale about the possibilities of redemption.