Maher’s sharp, detailed prose reads like fiction, but unfortunately this gripping account is the horrific true story of those who have sacrificed their own lives and livelihood for clean, drinkable water. In the end, the enemy is nothing less than corporate greed.
A comprehensive account ... Though reading about the flurry of legal filings grows tedious at times, details of Thompson’s financial and marriage troubles make his battle to secure a $35 million settlement for his clients seem all the more heroic. Readers will be appalled at how hard these communities had to fight for a modicum of justice.
Even though the text is dense with legal motions and depositions, the author maintains forward momentum and nicely balances case details ... A rigorous accounting of a remarkably hard-fought battle for clean water.