#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two families. One courtroom showdown. • John Grisham’s most gripping thriller yet. • “A legal literary legend.” —USA Today
John Grisham returns to Mississippi with the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.
For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia.
Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
Life itself hangs in the balance in The Boys from Biloxi, a sweeping saga rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters.
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The sins of their fathers set two childhood friends on a collision course in this intense John Grisham legal thriller. The Gulf Coast resort town of Biloxi, Mississippi, is plagued by vice: Illegal gambling and prostitution are rampant, and Dixie Mafia kingpin Lance Malco controls it all. Jesse Rudy, the crusading new Harrison County DA, has vowed to do whatever it takes to break up Malco’s syndicate. In high school, their sons Hugh Malco and Keith Rudy had been baseball teammates with big-league dreams and an unshakeable bond, but since then, their lives have taken very different turns. Nobody does emotionally charged courtroom drama like Grisham, who stokes the tension as Hugh and Keith turn into bitter rivals before everything explodes in a fascinating confrontation. Narrator Michael Beck takes us from Biloxi’s shady nightclubs to the halls of justice, introducing a ton of colorful characters along the way. Rich in both family turmoil and procedural action, this is a great listen for cozy nights in.
This book is a long saga about many generations of a family. Not really much of a story and definitely not a thriller.
A struggle to get thru
The worst Grisham book that I’ve read