T.M. Jefferson ( Thump ), a handsome African American man, joined a venerable investment firm in Baltimore five years ago as a junior analyst. Henrietta Kingman, a white partner in her fifties, took him on as her lover and protege, rewarding him with promotions and bonuses. But when Thump falls in love with a young nurse and attempts to end the relationship with Kingman, she fights back with unbridled viciousness. Faced with losing everything he holds dear, Thump files a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment. The dramatic trial cracks the facade of wealth and privilege, exposing the ugly truth - and then some.
Avraham Azrieli is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, who practiced for two decades before turning to full-time writing. He is the author of two non-fiction books (Your Lawyer on a Short Leash and One Step Ahead, which inspired the musical By Wheel and by Wing), and five novels (The Masada Complex, The Jerusalem Inception, The Jerusalem Assassin, Christmas for Joshua and The Mormon Candidate). He lives in Maryland with his family. www.azrielibooks.com