'No one does it better than Grisham' Telegraph
Street lawyer. Street rules.
David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane.
Until the day he snaps and throws it all away.
Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.
For all his Harvard Law Degree and five years with Chicago's top firm, Zinc has never entered a courtroom, never helped a client who really needed a lawyer,
never handled a gun.
All that is about to change.
THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham is now a major six-part documentary series on Netflix
What readers are saying about THE LITIGATORS
'Unputdownable!' - 5 STARS
'Vintage Grisham' - 5 STARS
'Grisham at his best' - 5 STARS
Grisham's entertaining modern-day legal thriller offers a bitingly farcical look at lawyers at the bottom of the food chain. David Zinc, an associate at a Chicago mega-firm who's sick of the sweatshop he's been laboring in for five years, flees the office one morning and ends up spending all day in a bar. Soon after the bartender finally kicks him out, Zinc spots an ad on a city bus for a firm of ambulance-chasers, Finley & Figg, and resolves to join their hapless practice. Meanwhile, Wally Figg, one of Finley & Figg's two partners, thinks he's found a goldmine after learning that a client who died recently was taking an anti-cholesterol drug called Krayoxx. Zinc, who has zero litigation experience, aids Finley & Figg, who likewise lack litigation experience, in filing suit against the huge pharmaceutical company that produces Krayoxx. Grisham (The Confession) makes Zinc's personal transformation more convincing than his professional one. Some readers may feel the fairy tale ending clashes with the dark humor of the opening.
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Page turner. Great attention to detail as usual with JG. Thank you.
Loved the detail of the story and the unexpected developments kept the book interesting right up to the end. I really enjoyed reading it.
Weak, wordy, rambling . . .
A lot like Wally, the alcoholic partner. Story line is threadbare and evokes a sense that Mr Grisham is merely padding out some half-baked ideas, none of which ever quite materialise into a good story. Nothing like the standard of Grey Mountain or several of his best.