Chapter ThirteenLIAR’S DICE


MICHAEL KARZIS FLEW TO SAN FRANCISCO ON A WEDNESDAY afternoon. Karzis, though young, had managed to land a job as an assistant producer with the best investigative news program in television history, 60 Minutes. Talking with him, I soon realized why.

Several weeks before, Karzis and his senior producer, David Gelber, had asked us to send them copies of depositions, trial transcripts, motions, court orders, and other documents from our various cases against UnumProvident. This involved thousands of pages. I’d doubted that anyone could possibly read, much less process, all the stuff we’d sent—certainly not within a matter of weeks.

But by the time Karzis showed up at our office, it was obvious he’d absorbed the ...

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