Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

It is about time! Great news for those in need of new, good fiction in the courtroom drama sub-genre with a truly South African perspective – the new book The Summit Syndrome has just been published by Authorhouse UK.

And the best part – it is set as a copyright infringement case authored by the man who knows how to tell this story very well, Professor Owen Dean.

Mixing legal suspense with a character-driven plot “in this dramatic story of treachery, betrayal, love, and an obsession to succeed, a lawyer takes on a complex and bizarre copyright case while in a state of severe personal turmoil.”*

“An absorbing and realistic portrayal of a riveting courtroom drama; once I started it I could not put it down” – Judge Neville Zietsman, former Judge President of the Eastern Cape.

“An entertaining and instructive rendition of copyright law in action in practice” – Professor Charles Gielen, leading international IP Attorney and academic at Groningen and Stellenbosch Universities.

A full and independent review of The Summit Syndrome, by the US Review of Book, is available here.

It is with great pride that the Chair of IP Law celebrates its founder, and his continued efforts to create new works that bring copyright law to life.

The Summit Syndrome is available in paperback (R289) or hardback (R535) in South Africa from Takealot or Loot and in e-book format (Kindle) from AuthorhouseUK, Amazon (UK and US) and Barnes & Noble.

Image: Original cover art by Jane Commin.

* Click the image above to read the full introduction at AuthorhouseUK.