THE LITIGATORS is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics and suspense that have made John Grisham the world's favourite storyteller.
Oscar Finley: street cop turned street lawyer. Wally Figg: expert hustler and ambulance-chaser. David Zinc: Harvard Law School graduate. Together, this unlikely trio make up Finley & Figg: specialists in injury claims, quickie divorces and DUIs. None of them has ever faced a jury in federal court. But they are about to take on one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the States. David gave up his lucrative career at Chicago's leading law firm for this: the chance to help the little guy stand up to the big corporations. But if Finley & Figg have right on their side, why do his new partners feel the need to carry guns in their briefcases? David thought he was used to cut-throat law from his days at Rogan Rothberg, but this is something else. He knows he was right to get out. He just may live to regret his new choice of firm...
Praise for THE LITIGATORS:'Grisham is brilliantly comic in a novel that is full of zest and brimming with memorable characters and rich storylines... The legal storylines are typically rich in social detail and instances of entertaining rascality... Away from his usual southern turf, Grisham is turned by Chicago into a more Dickensian writer, soft-hearted at times but predominantly funny... a brilliant comic set piece' -- The Sunday Times 'The Litigators is up there with the best of Grisham's 25 novels... vintage Grisham. [His] style is direct and the result is a superbly plotted legal thriller' -- Sunday Express 'The Litigators is a thrilling romp through the murky world of lawsuits and shysters - rich and poor. Packed with [Grisham's] signature twists and turns, not to mention lots of double-dealing, be careful if you're reading The Litigators on the bus, you may just miss your stop' -- Irish Independent '[A] snappy, well-turned novel...Grisham brings his usual nuanced understanding of tort law and civil jurisprudence' -- Washington Post 'A racy and clever read that will once again ensure Grisham fans feel they've got their money's worth' -- Daily Telegraph (Australia) Praise for John Grisham:'The best thriller writer alive' -- Ken Follett, Evening Standard 'His stories are ferociously plot driven: they will keep you awake all night' -- Independent on Sunday 'If ever an author can be said to have mastered his subject matter it must be John Grisham. His lawyer-laden thrillers are breezily written, highlight his talent of making the mundane seem interesting and always impress in the translation of turgid legal procedures into tasty and telling stories...' -- Sun 'The Litigators has many John Grisham trademarks - pace, plotting, gently liberal politics - but this time there's humour, too. This thriller is raised well above the average by Grisham's affection for his characters, however morally compromised they are.' -- Mail on Sunday 'Entertaining... bitingly farcical' -- Publishers Weekly 'Grisham knows what he's doing. The book is crisply written (with some agreeably sly one-liners) and the narrative canters along.' -- Andrew Taylor,The Spectator '...entirely gripping...' -- Evening Standard 20111201 'The Litigators is Grisham at his very best, fast-paced, funny and packed with living and breathing characters that you'd love to share an after-court beer with. Set aside a weekend for this one, because you won't want to put it down'. -- Irish Examiner 20111112 'This is the master of the legal thriller at his best. You won't want to put it down!' -- Press Association 20111112 'Grisham hasn't lost his deft touch. What a rollicking ride it turns out to be.' -- Sunday Herald Sun 20111204 'Grisham almost single-handedly dragged the legal thriller back into the realms of popularity some 20 years ago and he is still capable of producing a good story... This is another enjoyable, briskly paced tale... There are plenty of twists and legal manoeuvring, a delightful cast of well-developed characters and some amusing set pieces and one-liners. Good fun and Grisham's best book...' -- The Canberra Times 20111204
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