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The wealthy, charismatic real-estate developer Ralph Behr is driven to build the tallest most imposing skyscrapers in Manhattan. Gail Benedict is the opposite of Ralph in every way. His passion is to make money and immortalize his family’s name. Hers is to remake the world, and she despises everything Ralph stands for. They have not set eyes on each other since childhood. But dark secrets buried deep in their pasts force them into a wedding neither wants—a wedding that will make her $100 million richer.

Publishers Weekly called DEEDS: “A dramatic novel filled with memorable, complex, volatile characters expertly portrayed.”

For Ralph, Gail, and those other characters, deeds come in many forms: deception and passion, betrayal and love, as well as riveting suspense when the blame for a deadly catastrophe at the project falls on Ralph, and he must discover those responsible before he is charged with their deaths.

A gripping story that spans the secrets of three generations, rich in ideas, complex in feeling and rivetingly told, DEEDS will hold the reader enthralled from the very first page.

DEEDS is available from Amazon and the author’s website.


“A dramatic novel filled with memorable, complex, volatile characters expertly portrayed.”
Publishers Weekly

“Fascinating…Hotly embraces the subject of big-time, buccaneering New York real estate.”
Chicago Tribune.

“A well-written, entertaining book.”
Library Journal

“Deserves high marks as entertainment.”


Joseph Amiel is a novelist and screenwriter, as well as a lawyer. His novels include: HAWKS, BIRTHRIGHT, DEEDS, STAR TIME, and A QUESTION OF PROOF, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. His screenplay GAMES has recently been honored at several film festivals, as has his comedy series for the web AIN’T THAT LIFE.

He was graduated from Amherst College, where he studied English and creative writing, and from Yale Law School. He is married and has two children.

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