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10 thoughts on “The Firm

  1. AL Maturan AL Maturan says:

    This was the first novel I ve read of John Grisham and it inspired some of the most important decisions of my life It affected me so much that it irrevocable changed my life for all eternity I m probably exaggerating but most of it s true First of all, because of this book, I took up Accounting as my major in college This book painted a very exciting picture of how an accountant s life could be very exciting It showed how he could steal from the Mob and get away with it Who wouldn t want This was the first novel I ve read of John Grisham and it inspired some of the most important decisions of my life It affected me so much that it irrevocable changed my life for all eternity I m probably exaggerating but most of it s true First of all, because of this book, I took up Accounting as my major in college This book painted a very exciting picture of how an accountant s life could be very exciting It showed how he could steal from the Mob and get away with it Who wouldn t want that kind of exciting life You should realize that I read this book when I was in high school, and yes I knew it was fiction, but I was young and gullible I didn t know what I wanted to do with my life and I read this book It made an quite an impression on me Of course, after 4 years in college and about to graduate and become a CPA, I ve realized that being an accountant is not all that exciting after Like seriously It s not Don t be an accountant You ll die of absolute boredom.Second, it cemented my desire to be a lawyer Even when I was younger, I already wanted to be a lawyer, but was unsure on what pre law course to take hence, the accountancy major I was argumentative opinionated and I had a domineering and arrogant personality Perfect lawyer material right So this book is the reason why I ll go to law school after college Oh my god I just realized that this review has totally gone nuts This is no longer a review but a life story Omfg I m so sorry To anyone who s reading this, I m amazed that you have gone this far But I m quite sure nobody will be reading this so I m gonna say what I want to say Read this friggin book It s awesome And it might change your life as it has changed mine


  2. Margitte Margitte says:

    It s just one of those things I love this novel Twice read, once watched, and now once listened to on audio Don t ask me what the attraction is I wish I knew.Brilliant suspense thriller.


  3. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    The Firm is very extreme and often unbelievable, but it s still a very well written and gripping story nonetheless.


  4. Amy | Foxy Blogs Amy | Foxy Blogs says:

    I read this back when it was first released in 1991 At the time I was a teenager who was getting on a plane to visit relatives and I needed something to read to pass the time THE FIRM distracted me the for the long plane trip Just recently I was at the used bookstore looking for a book for my teenage son to read while he is gone for the next 10 weeks working at a Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard The series he is reading wasn t available so I started searching for an alternative The only books I read this back when it was first released in 1991 At the time I was a teenager who was getting on a plane to visit relatives and I needed something to read to pass the time THE FIRM distracted me the for the long plane trip Just recently I was at the used bookstore looking for a book for my teenage son to read while he is gone for the next 10 weeks working at a Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard The series he is reading wasn t available so I started searching for an alternative The only books I could think of were my romance books and I m sure no 16 year old boy wants to read his mom s romance books I had to think back to my before romance reading days to come up with something I grabbed this book and packed it for him A week and half ago we had to have him at the camp by 9 am which meant we had to be on the road by 6 a.m to make it there with no time to spareon a side notethe camp is located on the Oregon coast The camp owns 2 miles of beachAfter we dropped him off we started heading home along the coastline photo taken by my husbandWe pulled into a small town and found a used bookstore because we needed something to listening to while passing the time in the car We saw this book on audio cassette and bought it Listening to it made me laugh because it had some cheesy music that transitioned the scenes I ll be curious to see if my son will even read it The last time I talked to him he had not even cracked the book open I m sticking to my original rating because at the time I thought this book was the BOMB


  5. Respectable Respectable says:

    Mitchell McDeere graduates from Harvard Law and is about to begin his career as a lawyer Blessed with superhuman capabilities handed down generously by Mr.Grisham himself, Mitch finds no trouble in getting nailing three top job offers two from from Wall Street, one from Memphis Among other things, Mitch graduates with top honors, is among the top five in his class, was a quarterback at school, is an athlete but his diet is mainly alcohol and cheeseburgers for the remainder of the novel , wor Mitchell McDeere graduates from Harvard Law and is about to begin his career as a lawyer Blessed with superhuman capabilities handed down generously by Mr.Grisham himself, Mitch finds no trouble in getting nailing three top job offers two from from Wall Street, one from Memphis Among other things, Mitch graduates with top honors, is among the top five in his class, was a quarterback at school, is an athlete but his diet is mainly alcohol and cheeseburgers for the remainder of the novel , works for 20 hours a day, and, of course, requires hardly any sleep Yet, unwittingly oh, how I love the innocence , lured by money and associated perks, our man finds himself as a tax lawyer in the Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert Locke, wheresinister dealings happen under the cover of a legitimate law firm business.The story line never launches itself into the epic thriller that the plot threatens to become, the pace is completely off, and I can safely say that there is no single point of real suspense in this novel thanks to the some early giveaways with which you can construct most of what s about to happen mhmm, no twists either The novel starts somewhat promising but crumples into a muted, unimaginative ending with nothing much left to say.A horrendous lack of detail regarding the crucial money laundering activities, non existent lawyer talk, no legalese, and, worst of all, no gun descriptions or explanations for what the hell Mitch does 20 hours a day, seven days a week with the obscenely large files handed to him He works on them See Some brilliant explanation that involved checking client deposits and interest details lol were scattered in the beginning, but Grisham gives up on the pathetic explanations eventually The book is so full of repetitions it makes you want to kill yourself for reading it Every single bar in the Cayman Islands that finds mention in the book involves the three same things Always Islanders are playing either darts or dominoes There is always a band that is tuning up Mitchel orders the same kind of beer and cheeseburgers.Our guy Mitch barks orders to an FBI Special Agent in the early parts, and the relationship deteriorates later when Mitch can t help calling Tarrance an idiot every time he is required to say something Not joking Tarrance is a sock puppet character who does not come up with any good ideas during these conversations Why converse at all Sadly, Tarrance is made to alternate between Will do , I ll ask my boss , or make some feeble attempt at bargaining in a deal or ask a stupid question The last three options don t bode well for poor Tarrance, and all such replies are followed up by Mitch calling him an idiot.When the FBI and the Mafia are hot on his tail, Mitch also finds, serendipitously, the assistance of an ex con while being holed up in a room at a seedy Motel along Pacific Beach The Mafia also give false leads to the FBI to throw them off his trail Who needs the FBI, right The absolute worst and this no writer should engage in is an extended recital of the events occurring up to a certain point in time in the form a nervous realization by one of the characters, completely ruining the pace and putting the reader to sleep.Eventually you will be tempted to assume that Grisham doesn t have a brain.The book fails to entertain just as much as it fails to inform The uninspired title should ve been a giveaway, but I read the book only because I heard that this was Grisham s big break that made him famous in the 90s I most certainly can t see how I don t advise you to try either Yuck


  6. Summer Summer says:

    This book is really interesting, well written and absolutely irresistible I m on a mission to read every book that Grisham wrote, because his books never disappoint me.


  7. Alaina Patterson Alaina Patterson says:

    This is quick, because I can t imagine anyone who has never read a Grisham novel watched a film adaptation of a Grisham novel read a book review of a Grisham novel watched that episode of 3rd Rock From the Sun all those years ago where the family goes into Witness Protection for some reason and they re all reading different Grisham novels, and when they realize the plot is exactly the same, they switch books and continue reading and sure enough, the plot is exactly the same And yes, I ve just This is quick, because I can t imagine anyone who has never read a Grisham novel watched a film adaptation of a Grisham novel read a book review of a Grisham novel watched that episode of 3rd Rock From the Sun all those years ago where the family goes into Witness Protection for some reason and they re all reading different Grisham novels, and when they realize the plot is exactly the same, they switch books and continue reading and sure enough, the plot is exactly the same And yes, I ve just spent about ten minutes searching the interwebs for the clip that apparently only I can remember, because I have an inordinate amount of brain sludge in my cerebral cortex.ANYHOODLE For the four people in the world who may not have ever read a Grisham legal novel because sometime in the early Aughts he went and branched out , here are the requirements I An idealistic lawyer the fresher out of law school, the better or, II A lawyer who has become disillusioned with the system, but will give it one last try.He She discovers A The case he s currently working on has ties to the Mafia B The case he s currently working on has ties to the KKK C The case he s currently working on has ties to the highest of government orD The case he s currently working on has ties to the evil health care industry.With the help of 1 His friends 2 The FBI or3 No one, because he s an IDEALISTIC LAWYER, He a Is able to win his case b Is able to turn the Mafia over to the FBI c Is able to prove the conspiracy.As his life is now in danger, he must i Escape to the Caribbean or South America ii Enter into the Witness Protection program iii Face the reporters and live to fight another case iv Retire from law.Usually, he also manages to swindle the Mafia Government Whatever out of a tidy sum of 10 million The Firm is I, A, 2, b, I, 10 million.Enjoy


  8. Diane Wallace Diane Wallace says:

    Excellent read suspenseful,entertaining,great plot twist,good character development and nice depth..recommend to all paperback


  9. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    I have scant memories of this thriller that was quickly turned out as a movie by the Hollywood machine I think it was entertaining and at the time a bit of a renegade book in the US which did not really have this kind of lawyer thriller fiction at the time if my memory serves Law Order was not yet on TV lots of cop shows, not so many lawyer ones so I have no idea now, 30 years later how interesting this book would be to re read I have scant memories of this thriller that was quickly turned out as a movie by the Hollywood machine I think it was entertaining and at the time a bit of a renegade book in the US which did not really have this kind of lawyer thriller fiction at the time if my memory serves Law Order was not yet on TV lots of cop shows, not so many lawyer ones so I have no idea now, 30 years later how interesting this book would be to re read


  10. James Thane James Thane says:

    Mitch McDeere is near the top of his Harvard Law School graduating class and can virtually have his pick of jobs with high powered Wall Street firms But at the last minute, he agrees to an interview with a small Memphis firm, Bendini, Lambert Locke The firm s search committee has carefully vetted Mitch and has selected him as their number one draft pick for the year They bring Mitch and his wife Abby to visit Memphis and make him an offer that is too good to refuse.Mitch accepts the offer a Mitch McDeere is near the top of his Harvard Law School graduating class and can virtually have his pick of jobs with high powered Wall Street firms But at the last minute, he agrees to an interview with a small Memphis firm, Bendini, Lambert Locke The firm s search committee has carefully vetted Mitch and has selected him as their number one draft pick for the year They bring Mitch and his wife Abby to visit Memphis and make him an offer that is too good to refuse.Mitch accepts the offer and is determined to be the hardest working, most successful associate that B,LL has ever seen But he doesn t even have his feet on the ground before two of the other associate die in an apparent diving accident Shortly after this tragedy, Mitch is contacted surreptitiously by and FBI agent who tells him that the deaths were not accidental and that no lawyer has ever left the firm alive.The FBI insists that Mitch s new firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of the mob The Fibbies want McDeere to become their inside informant to help them bring down the firm If he won t, the agents tell him that when the firm does go down, Mitch will be convicted as a willing participant in the firm s illegal activities.McDeere is obviously caught between a rock and the proverbial hard place If he doesn t help the FBI, he s going to wind up in jail, but if he does, he could wind up in the grave The only way out is for Mitch to prove that he s smarter andresourceful than either the FBI or the mob.This is an engrossing story with appealing characters Grisham gleefully describes the inner workings of a law office while at the same time weaving an exciting tale that ends with a great climax It s not a legal thriller in the traditional sense in that it does not involve any courtroom scenes, but it provides plenty of thrills everywhere else


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The Firm ❰Reading❯ ➷ The Firm Author John Grisham – Polishdarling.co.uk Adaptation for younger readersMitch McDeere, a Harvard Law graduate, becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths, obsessive office security, and the Chicago mob figure into its o Adaptation for younger readersMitch McDeere, a Harvard Law graduate, becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths, obsessive office security, and the Chicago mob figure into its operations.

  • Paperback
  • 76 pages
  • The Firm
  • John Grisham
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 0582418275

About the Author: John Grisham

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novelBorn on February , in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in , he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In , he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at am every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest , copy printing and published it in June That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for ,, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestsellerSince first publishing A Time to Kill in , Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October marks his first foray into non fictionGrisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VAGrisham took time off from writing for several months in to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur.



10 thoughts on “The Firm

  1. AL Maturan AL Maturan says:

    This was the first novel I ve read of John Grisham and it inspired some of the most important decisions of my life It affected me so much that it irrevocable changed my life for all eternity I m probably exaggerating but most of it s true First of all, because of this book, I took up Accounting as my major in college This book painted a very exciting picture of how an accountant s life could be very exciting It showed how he could steal from the Mob and get away with it Who wouldn t want This was the first novel I ve read of John Grisham and it inspired some of the most important decisions of my life It affected me so much that it irrevocable changed my life for all eternity I m probably exaggerating but most of it s true First of all, because of this book, I took up Accounting as my major in college This book painted a very exciting picture of how an accountant s life could be very exciting It showed how he could steal from the Mob and get away with it Who wouldn t want that kind of exciting life You should realize that I read this book when I was in high school, and yes I knew it was fiction, but I was young and gullible I didn t know what I wanted to do with my life and I read this book It made an quite an impression on me Of course, after 4 years in college and about to graduate and become a CPA, I ve realized that being an accountant is not all that exciting after Like seriously It s not Don t be an accountant You ll die of absolute boredom.Second, it cemented my desire to be a lawyer Even when I was younger, I already wanted to be a lawyer, but was unsure on what pre law course to take hence, the accountancy major I was argumentative opinionated and I had a domineering and arrogant personality Perfect lawyer material right So this book is the reason why I ll go to law school after college Oh my god I just realized that this review has totally gone nuts This is no longer a review but a life story Omfg I m so sorry To anyone who s reading this, I m amazed that you have gone this far But I m quite sure nobody will be reading this so I m gonna say what I want to say Read this friggin book It s awesome And it might change your life as it has changed mine


  2. Margitte Margitte says:

    It s just one of those things I love this novel Twice read, once watched, and now once listened to on audio Don t ask me what the attraction is I wish I knew.Brilliant suspense thriller.


  3. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    The Firm is very extreme and often unbelievable, but it s still a very well written and gripping story nonetheless.


  4. Amy | Foxy Blogs Amy | Foxy Blogs says:

    I read this back when it was first released in 1991 At the time I was a teenager who was getting on a plane to visit relatives and I needed something to read to pass the time THE FIRM distracted me the for the long plane trip Just recently I was at the used bookstore looking for a book for my teenage son to read while he is gone for the next 10 weeks working at a Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard The series he is reading wasn t available so I started searching for an alternative The only books I read this back when it was first released in 1991 At the time I was a teenager who was getting on a plane to visit relatives and I needed something to read to pass the time THE FIRM distracted me the for the long plane trip Just recently I was at the used bookstore looking for a book for my teenage son to read while he is gone for the next 10 weeks working at a Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard The series he is reading wasn t available so I started searching for an alternative The only books I could think of were my romance books and I m sure no 16 year old boy wants to read his mom s romance books I had to think back to my before romance reading days to come up with something I grabbed this book and packed it for him A week and half ago we had to have him at the camp by 9 am which meant we had to be on the road by 6 a.m to make it there with no time to spareon a side notethe camp is located on the Oregon coast The camp owns 2 miles of beachAfter we dropped him off we started heading home along the coastline photo taken by my husbandWe pulled into a small town and found a used bookstore because we needed something to listening to while passing the time in the car We saw this book on audio cassette and bought it Listening to it made me laugh because it had some cheesy music that transitioned the scenes I ll be curious to see if my son will even read it The last time I talked to him he had not even cracked the book open I m sticking to my original rating because at the time I thought this book was the BOMB


  5. Respectable Respectable says:

    Mitchell McDeere graduates from Harvard Law and is about to begin his career as a lawyer Blessed with superhuman capabilities handed down generously by Mr.Grisham himself, Mitch finds no trouble in getting nailing three top job offers two from from Wall Street, one from Memphis Among other things, Mitch graduates with top honors, is among the top five in his class, was a quarterback at school, is an athlete but his diet is mainly alcohol and cheeseburgers for the remainder of the novel , wor Mitchell McDeere graduates from Harvard Law and is about to begin his career as a lawyer Blessed with superhuman capabilities handed down generously by Mr.Grisham himself, Mitch finds no trouble in getting nailing three top job offers two from from Wall Street, one from Memphis Among other things, Mitch graduates with top honors, is among the top five in his class, was a quarterback at school, is an athlete but his diet is mainly alcohol and cheeseburgers for the remainder of the novel , works for 20 hours a day, and, of course, requires hardly any sleep Yet, unwittingly oh, how I love the innocence , lured by money and associated perks, our man finds himself as a tax lawyer in the Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert Locke, wheresinister dealings happen under the cover of a legitimate law firm business.The story line never launches itself into the epic thriller that the plot threatens to become, the pace is completely off, and I can safely say that there is no single point of real suspense in this novel thanks to the some early giveaways with which you can construct most of what s about to happen mhmm, no twists either The novel starts somewhat promising but crumples into a muted, unimaginative ending with nothing much left to say.A horrendous lack of detail regarding the crucial money laundering activities, non existent lawyer talk, no legalese, and, worst of all, no gun descriptions or explanations for what the hell Mitch does 20 hours a day, seven days a week with the obscenely large files handed to him He works on them See Some brilliant explanation that involved checking client deposits and interest details lol were scattered in the beginning, but Grisham gives up on the pathetic explanations eventually The book is so full of repetitions it makes you want to kill yourself for reading it Every single bar in the Cayman Islands that finds mention in the book involves the three same things Always Islanders are playing either darts or dominoes There is always a band that is tuning up Mitchel orders the same kind of beer and cheeseburgers.Our guy Mitch barks orders to an FBI Special Agent in the early parts, and the relationship deteriorates later when Mitch can t help calling Tarrance an idiot every time he is required to say something Not joking Tarrance is a sock puppet character who does not come up with any good ideas during these conversations Why converse at all Sadly, Tarrance is made to alternate between Will do , I ll ask my boss , or make some feeble attempt at bargaining in a deal or ask a stupid question The last three options don t bode well for poor Tarrance, and all such replies are followed up by Mitch calling him an idiot.When the FBI and the Mafia are hot on his tail, Mitch also finds, serendipitously, the assistance of an ex con while being holed up in a room at a seedy Motel along Pacific Beach The Mafia also give false leads to the FBI to throw them off his trail Who needs the FBI, right The absolute worst and this no writer should engage in is an extended recital of the events occurring up to a certain point in time in the form a nervous realization by one of the characters, completely ruining the pace and putting the reader to sleep.Eventually you will be tempted to assume that Grisham doesn t have a brain.The book fails to entertain just as much as it fails to inform The uninspired title should ve been a giveaway, but I read the book only because I heard that this was Grisham s big break that made him famous in the 90s I most certainly can t see how I don t advise you to try either Yuck


  6. Summer Summer says:

    This book is really interesting, well written and absolutely irresistible I m on a mission to read every book that Grisham wrote, because his books never disappoint me.


  7. Alaina Patterson Alaina Patterson says:

    This is quick, because I can t imagine anyone who has never read a Grisham novel watched a film adaptation of a Grisham novel read a book review of a Grisham novel watched that episode of 3rd Rock From the Sun all those years ago where the family goes into Witness Protection for some reason and they re all reading different Grisham novels, and when they realize the plot is exactly the same, they switch books and continue reading and sure enough, the plot is exactly the same And yes, I ve just This is quick, because I can t imagine anyone who has never read a Grisham novel watched a film adaptation of a Grisham novel read a book review of a Grisham novel watched that episode of 3rd Rock From the Sun all those years ago where the family goes into Witness Protection for some reason and they re all reading different Grisham novels, and when they realize the plot is exactly the same, they switch books and continue reading and sure enough, the plot is exactly the same And yes, I ve just spent about ten minutes searching the interwebs for the clip that apparently only I can remember, because I have an inordinate amount of brain sludge in my cerebral cortex.ANYHOODLE For the four people in the world who may not have ever read a Grisham legal novel because sometime in the early Aughts he went and branched out , here are the requirements I An idealistic lawyer the fresher out of law school, the better or, II A lawyer who has become disillusioned with the system, but will give it one last try.He She discovers A The case he s currently working on has ties to the Mafia B The case he s currently working on has ties to the KKK C The case he s currently working on has ties to the highest of government orD The case he s currently working on has ties to the evil health care industry.With the help of 1 His friends 2 The FBI or3 No one, because he s an IDEALISTIC LAWYER, He a Is able to win his case b Is able to turn the Mafia over to the FBI c Is able to prove the conspiracy.As his life is now in danger, he must i Escape to the Caribbean or South America ii Enter into the Witness Protection program iii Face the reporters and live to fight another case iv Retire from law.Usually, he also manages to swindle the Mafia Government Whatever out of a tidy sum of 10 million The Firm is I, A, 2, b, I, 10 million.Enjoy


  8. Diane Wallace Diane Wallace says:

    Excellent read suspenseful,entertaining,great plot twist,good character development and nice depth..recommend to all paperback


  9. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    I have scant memories of this thriller that was quickly turned out as a movie by the Hollywood machine I think it was entertaining and at the time a bit of a renegade book in the US which did not really have this kind of lawyer thriller fiction at the time if my memory serves Law Order was not yet on TV lots of cop shows, not so many lawyer ones so I have no idea now, 30 years later how interesting this book would be to re read I have scant memories of this thriller that was quickly turned out as a movie by the Hollywood machine I think it was entertaining and at the time a bit of a renegade book in the US which did not really have this kind of lawyer thriller fiction at the time if my memory serves Law Order was not yet on TV lots of cop shows, not so many lawyer ones so I have no idea now, 30 years later how interesting this book would be to re read


  10. James Thane James Thane says:

    Mitch McDeere is near the top of his Harvard Law School graduating class and can virtually have his pick of jobs with high powered Wall Street firms But at the last minute, he agrees to an interview with a small Memphis firm, Bendini, Lambert Locke The firm s search committee has carefully vetted Mitch and has selected him as their number one draft pick for the year They bring Mitch and his wife Abby to visit Memphis and make him an offer that is too good to refuse.Mitch accepts the offer a Mitch McDeere is near the top of his Harvard Law School graduating class and can virtually have his pick of jobs with high powered Wall Street firms But at the last minute, he agrees to an interview with a small Memphis firm, Bendini, Lambert Locke The firm s search committee has carefully vetted Mitch and has selected him as their number one draft pick for the year They bring Mitch and his wife Abby to visit Memphis and make him an offer that is too good to refuse.Mitch accepts the offer and is determined to be the hardest working, most successful associate that B,LL has ever seen But he doesn t even have his feet on the ground before two of the other associate die in an apparent diving accident Shortly after this tragedy, Mitch is contacted surreptitiously by and FBI agent who tells him that the deaths were not accidental and that no lawyer has ever left the firm alive.The FBI insists that Mitch s new firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of the mob The Fibbies want McDeere to become their inside informant to help them bring down the firm If he won t, the agents tell him that when the firm does go down, Mitch will be convicted as a willing participant in the firm s illegal activities.McDeere is obviously caught between a rock and the proverbial hard place If he doesn t help the FBI, he s going to wind up in jail, but if he does, he could wind up in the grave The only way out is for Mitch to prove that he s smarter andresourceful than either the FBI or the mob.This is an engrossing story with appealing characters Grisham gleefully describes the inner workings of a law office while at the same time weaving an exciting tale that ends with a great climax It s not a legal thriller in the traditional sense in that it does not involve any courtroom scenes, but it provides plenty of thrills everywhere else


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