By Judith Newman Rennie Dyball Thailan Pham Sue Corbett
June 09, 2008 12:00 PM

by Jeffrey Lewis

REVIEWED BY SUE CORBETT

FICTION

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.

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