'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett
Sometimes you have to fight dirty to get clean.
Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team.
Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial - even if he has to cheat to get one. He antagonises people from both sides of the law: his last office was firebombed, either by drug dealers or cops. He doesn't know or care which.
But things are about to get even more complicated for Sebastian. Arch Swanger is the prime suspect in the abduction and presumed murder of 21-year-old Jiliana Kemp, the daughter of the assistant chief of police. When Swanger asks Sebastian to represent him, he lets Sebastian in on a terrible secret . . . one that will threaten everything Sebastian holds dear.
What readers are saying about ROGUE LAWYER
'Brilliant and Blistering!' - 5 STARS
'John Grisham at his very best' - 5 STARS
'Best Grisham novel . . . so far!' - 5 STARS
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
“I’m a long-haired roguish zealot sick enough to fight for the rights of child killers and the like.” Meet Sebastian Rudd, John Grisham’s latest courtroom rebel. He’s contesting a double child murder charge against his unsavoury but innocent client. Rudd, too, is unsavoury, pushing the limits of the law to fight for society’s undesirables. Grisham has created an intoxicating antihero to lead this pacey, grubby thriller—one of the bestselling author’s strongest novels in years. We hurtled through it, uncovering gruesome truths about Rudd's harrowing cases and our eponymous leading man.
Grisham's antihero defense attorney, Sebastian Rand, who narrates this novel, handles cases no other lawyer would touch with a 10-foot habeas corpus. More obsessed by justice than legal process or friendship or social amenities, he bends the law to its breaking point, keeps to himself, and travels in a custom-built bulletproof van driven by a mainly silent ex-client he calls Partner. He's cold, contemptuous, and hard to like. Reader Deakins doesn't ignore this, but includes a smidgen more humanity than the author has put on the page, a welcome addition not that his version of the lawyer is warm and fuzzy. Rand, after all, is dealing with a broken judicial system, described by Grisham with an insider's knowledge and read with eye-opening clarity by Deakins. He also adds an aural sense of continuity to a work that is more a collection of cases, won or lost, than a fully constructed novel. A Doubleday hardcover.
One of his best to date ...
John Grisham does it again with an exciting, edge of the seat novel that leaves you wondering whether there will be a sequel.
With many sub plots going on ... it’s just that good.
This book gripped me from the opening page and didn’t let go once.
It’s unlike his other stories - I found it more gritty and hardcore. Really looking forward to the next one in a series...hopefully I won’t have long to wait !!
One you cant put down ...