From Publishers Weekly
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"In telling a great legal story about a great legal story teller, Wilkie has produced a page-turning masterpiece that explores power, greed, hubris and the human condition. The Fall of the House of Zeus is a Greek Tragedy set in the modern south. Lawyers, clients, and anyone interested in seeing how the sausages of justice get made will love this book."--Alan Dershowitz
"The legal machinations in The Fall of the House of Zeus read like a real-life John Grisham novel."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Chosen as one of the Best Books of 2010)
"Not since Willie Morris has anyone written so poignantly about the South."--John Evans, proprietor of Lemuria Books, Jackson, MS in Missippians magazine.
"Fascinating, breath-holding action…The undisputed accuracy of recorded dialogue will fan embers that will keep this story alive for decades—not only in Mississippi…but anywhere obscene wealth, arrogance, and narrow-mindedness grant us human beings a look into the darkest rooms of our hearts."—Clyde Edgerton, Garden & Gun
"Every bit as engaging as a Grisham thriller..."--Delta Magazine
"Equal parts biography and legal thriller."--Roll Call
"Wilkie's book is well-researched and well-written, and also completely engaging."--Biloxi Sun Herald
"The Fall of the House of Zeus is a riveting American saga of ambition, cunning, greed, corruption, high life and low life in the land of Faulkner and Grisham. These are good ol' boys gone bad with flair, private jets, and lots of cash to carry. Curtis Wilkie, a child of the South and a reporter's reporter, is the perfect match for this wild ride."—Tom Brokaw
"Addictive reading for anyone interested in greed, outrageous behavior, epic bad planning and character, lousy luck, and worst of all, comically bad manners. Wilkie knows precisely where the skeletons, the cash boxes and the daggers are buried along the Mississippi backroads. And he knows, ruefully — which is why this book demands a wide audience — that the south, no matter its looney sense of exceptionalism, is pretty much just like the rest of the planet."—Richard Ford
"Almost feels like a John Grisham novel…but at no point is it fiction. The Fall of the House of Zeus is a great read."—Desoto Times Tribune
"Riveting….a remarkable illustration of how far the mighty can fall."—Publishers Weekly (starred)
"A meaty biography extolling the rise and fall of an infamously lucrative trial litigator….Wilkie charts his subject’s serpentine legal and political machinations with dense, rich prose."—Kirkus Review