by Daniel Harris
This is a simple story. It begins with an immigrant grocer selling vegetables from a pushcart and ends in a court case with two billion dollars at risk. Two brothers, sons of the founder, inherit equal shares of a burgeoning food chain. One dies, and his widow, suspecting that she is being short-changed from profits earned, sues to recover.
Now it becomes complicated. The author, an insider with over thirty years working in the food industry, spins a yarn of a twisting, turning labyrinth that features a love tryst, intrigue, betrayal, and greed. The characters and dialogue are real, authentic, and they draw you from the printed page into the middle of this fast-moving action.
Russell Riley is the highest-ranking non-family member of this company and its his job to protect and grow the business while the two families duke it out in court. But even he cant stay entirely above the fray because he owns stock that could provide the swing vote for control.
If you are in the mood for an insiders take on a nasty and vitriolic family food fight that ended in a celebrated court case, Blood Feud is it.About the Author
Dan Harris, a 32-year veteran of Procter and Gamble, spent the majority of his career calling on Food Industry customers. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is now retired. He lives on the South Shore of Boston with his wife of forty-four years, Joy.(2012, paperback, 178 pages)