Drink to Every Beast

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January 1, 2013

In this envi­ron­men­tal legal thriller, Mike Jacobs is a smart and tal­ent­ed young envi­ron­men­tal pros­e­cu­tor with Pennsylvania’s DEP. He is work­ing on his first major inves­ti­ga­tion — mis­cre­ants have dumped tox­ic chem­i­cals into the Susque­han­na Riv­er that has result­ed in the death of two teenagers. He and his team must stop the dumpers from dump­ing again. While his con­vic­tion for pro­tect­ing the envi­ron­ment is strong, he has a com­pli­cat­ed rela­tion­ship with Judaism — at one time he want­ed to be a Rab­bi like his old­er broth­er. Then he became dis­tant from his faith and pur­sued a career in envi­ron­men­tal law. Mike is full of con­tra­dic­tions and can be naïve at times. In addi­tion to the inves­ti­ga­tion, he is torn between two women who love him one Jew­ish the oth­er not. His broth­er, the Rab­bi, gives him advice from Hil­lel the Sage, for han­dling both his case and his per­son­al dilem­ma, in a place where there are no men, be a man.’ Mike fol­lows this advice, but is he too late to make a difference?

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