On the right side of the law. Sort of.
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who’s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun.
Sebastian defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn’t like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system’s notions of ethical behavior.
Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
The $30 version is a bit steep. I know a lot of people are not willing to pay $30 for a book. But the short version is only $17 and this is an amazing book. So if ur rich buy the $30 if not get the shorter one cause this really is a fantastic story
Disappointed in Grisham
I really think that this was written by a ghost writer and Grisham slapped his name on it. The storytelling style isn't even close to previous works and you do not care about the quasi-protagonist. You actually think he's a slimeball most of the time. I'd stay away from this one.
What propaganda, Grisham's hate for the police and prosecutors are on full display. There is no such thing as a guilty criminal in his book.