An online friend mentioned that she thought this was one of her best reads last year, and since she's made other excellent recommendations, I thought I'd try this one too. And it is excellent. It's basically the story behind the 2005 Supreme Court case on eminent domain, but the author tells the story well.
It's certainly not an unbiased telling, and there are villains, who probably weren't quite as awful as they're made out to be, and there are heroes, who probably aren't as wonderful in every way as they're made out to be. But it's still a quick, interesting, and very worthwhile read.
I looked up Claire Gaudiani, the most vile of villains in the the book, to see what she's up to now. Interesting.