THE LAW STUDENT He was young and had his dreams. He'd qualified third in his class at Harvard, now offers poured in from every law firm in America. THE FIRM: They were small, but well respected. They were prepared to match, and then exceed Mitch's wildest dreams - eighty thousand a year, a BMW and a low interest mortgage. Soon the house, the car ...
THE LAW STUDENT He was young and had his dreams. He'd qualified third in his class at Harvard, now offers poured in from every law firm in America. THE FIRM: They were small, but well respected. They were prepared to match, and then exceed Mitch's wildest dreams - eighty thousand a year, a BMW and a low interest mortgage. Soon the house, the car and the job are his. Then the nightmares begin: the secret files, the bugs in the new bedroom, the mysterious deaths of colleagues, and the millions of dollars of mob money pouring through bhe office into the Cayman Islands, dollars that the FBI will do anything to trace. Now Mitch stands alone in the place where dreams end and nightmares begin...
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Sit on the edge of your seat thriller! Early John Grisham novel - I think his best. Once you read this you will be addicted to works. Highly recommended!!!!
Sep 2, 2010
having watched the film the book joins the bits together a trully good read
Aug 4, 2010
Yes, I am biased. But even with a lawyer's critical point of view, Grisham is at his bes.t
Apr 16, 2008
John Grisham writes amazing books, and I loved every single one I read so far, including this one. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat, and keeps you awake all night trying to finish it. It was excellent.
Oct 31, 2007
This is an amazing book. Usually I finish books I really like in a day or two, but this one took me about four, just because I didn't want it to end. John Grisham is a great author and I highly recommend this book to everyone. It has a little bit of everything to keep a wide audience interested. Even if you have seen the movie, this book is a must-read.
Publishers Weekly, 2012-03-26 This smart and smooth audio edition of Grisham's 1991 novel-now a television series on NBC-about attorney Mitch McDeere and his wife, Abby, captures everything that made the book so popular. Narrator Scott Brick follows the author's lead, reading in a steady pace during expository sections-the introduction of newly minted Harvard law graduate McDeere to the sinister members of the Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke and his gradual understanding that the death rate of the firm's lawyers is off the charts-and picks up the pace during moments of action and suspense. For his rendition of Mitch, Brick initially captures the character's youth and brash overconfidence and later shows his confusion, suspicion, and fear. Additionally, Brick is masterful in his portrayal of Tammy Hemphill, a friendly private eye's blonde, buxom secretary, who is at first nervous and afraid, but blossoms as she helps McDeere. Her deep-fried Southern accent takes on a triumphant insouciance that may be this audio's brightest moment. A Dell paperback. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-01-11 Grisham's gripping fiction debut describes the inner workings of a law firm set up by the Mafia to launder money and concoct tax evasions. Mitchell McDeere, third in his class at Harvard Law, is wooed relentlessly by the prestigious Memphis tax firm of Bendini, Lambert and Locke. Succumbing to the firm's high-powered salesmanship, he rejects some of the country's best-known firms to join the group, where he is awed by the opulent lifestyle pressed upon him. But the company has ruthless, underhanded methods of gathering information (they wire the homes of all associates) and ensuring loyalty (social situations are severely monitored). The firm's mania for security and secrecy, combined with the fact that the only lawyers who have ever left did so in coffins--five in 15 years--arouse Mitch and wife Abby's curiosity, and they rapidly find themselves in a labyrinth of intrigue and danger. Grisham, a criminal defense attorney, lucidly describes law office procedures at the highest levels, smoothly meshing them with the criminal events of the narrative. Mitch and Abby are appealing characters, though a suspension of disbelief may be required to accept their super-cool behavior while they are on the run from both the FBI and the Mafia. Nonetheless, readers will be totally hooked by this unusual and absorbing story. 50,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection; movie rights to Paramount. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1992-01-01 A rookie discovers that the prestigious law firm where he works is a front for the Mafia. MC suggests addding some info along the lines of `a surprise bestseller in hardcover...'/i think this is interesting but it goes beyond the specifications laid out by george of a very brief description of book/pk Author tour. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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