書名:Last of the Old Guard（ISBN=9780547152752）
The American master Louis Auchincloss offers an intimate lookbehind the closed doors of a prominent New York law firm. Nearingthe end of his days, Adrian Suydam, half the partnership of the lawfirm of Suydam and Saunders, reflects on his lifelong friendshipand business relationship with Ernest Saunders, a tragic andcomplicated man incapable of properly loving anyone. In thisperceptive novel, set against the backdrop of old New York,Auchincloss exposes the temptations and vicissitudes that thrusthis characters toward unforeseen fates. Drawing on his career as awills-and-trusts attorney, Auchincloss elegantly brings to life astratum of society that few have seen. Through interwoven tales offamily members, clients, and such notables as Teddy Roosevelt andthe Astors, readers get an insider''s look at a secretive world.Touching, comical, and erudite, Last of the Old Guard is both arevealing history of a high-profile law firm and an intimateportrait of a poignant friendship between two men.