#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .
Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
After being conned into attending an overpriced law school that barely prepares students to pass the bar, Zola, Mark, and Todd watch their careers prospects vanish even before they graduate. Desperate, frustrated, and buried in debt, the three put together a risky venture to beat their sham school at its own fake law game. Legal-thriller master John Grisham is clearly having fun as he puts his three likable protagonists through the wringer and plays up the wit and suspense. We especially enjoyed the secondary cast of shady wheeler-dealers and two-bit hacks that populate the seedy side of Grisham’s judicial world. Audie Award–winning narrator Ari Fliakos nails the story’s blend of seriousness and comedy, with voices that make each character pop. The Rooster Bar is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that explores questions of ethics and criminality.
Good and engaging enough
Not quite top tier, but still a good enough story. Some predictability to the story, but not to an excessive degree.
This book could’ve been better
Quite a disappointment from this author. So many names first and last I couldn’t keep track of who is who. Some of the investigation was interesting but mostly pretty boring.
Forced Story Line
Not the best but not the worst. In the beginning dialogue seemed elementary, but it does develop. The story line seemed forced and robbed from the USA Network show “Suits”. I was intrigued and had to find out how it ended. Save yourself the time investment of the unabridged version and go for the abridged. Being able to pass through the slow moments would make this story enjoyable compared to bearable.