#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best firms in America. He made a deadly mistake.
For a young lawyer on the make, it was an offer he couldn't refuse: a position at a law firm where the bucks, billable hours, and benefits are over the top. It's a dream job for an up-and-comer—if he can overlook the uneasy feeling he gets at the office. Then an FBI investigation plunges the straight and narrow attorney into a nightmare of terror and intrigue, with no choice but to pit his wits, ethics, and legal skills against the firm's deadly secrets—if he hopes to stay alive ...
Grisham's gripping fiction debut describes the inner workings of a law firm set up by the Mafia to launder money and concoct tax evasions. Mitchell McDeere, third in his class at Harvard Law, is wooed relentlessly by the prestigious Memphis tax firm of Bendini, Lambert and Locke. Succumbing to the firm's high-powered salesmanship, he rejects some of the country's best-known firms to join the group, where he is awed by the opulent lifestyle pressed upon him. But the company has ruthless, underhanded methods of gathering information (they wire the homes of all associates) and ensuring loyalty (social situations are severely monitored). The firm's mania for security and secrecy, combined with the fact that the only lawyers who have ever left did so in coffins--five in 15 years--arouse Mitch and wife Abby's curiosity, and they rapidly find themselves in a labyrinth of intrigue and danger. Grisham, a criminal defense attorney, lucidly describes law office procedures at the highest levels, smoothly meshing them with the criminal events of the narrative. Mitch and Abby are appealing characters, though a suspension of disbelief may be required to accept their super-cool behavior while they are on the run from both the FBI and the Mafia. Nonetheless, readers will be totally hooked by this unusual and absorbing story. 50,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection; movie rights to Paramount.
Definitely a good book!
The Firm is one of the first books I read by John Grisham. For being the first book he published, I didn’t think it was as good as most other books I’ve read by him, but it came close! The Firm is suspenseful, thrilling, and scary! I’ve also watched the movie. It’s been several years since the one and only time I watched the movie, but I remember it just well enough to know that the book, not surprisingly, was better! I’m a definite fan of the author, having read 11 of his books, The Firm included. To his fans, I recommend this one just as much as all of his other books, which are terrific reads!
This was my first Grisham book and no lie I've read it more than 5 times and don't get bored of it. A true masterful piece of fiction. One of the very best, period. If you want suspense, humor and egde of your seat excitement, grab this book. It's 100 times better than the movie.
Great, suspenseful novel!
This was my first John Grisham book. I absolutely loved it! Grisham is a master storyteller and keeps you on the edge of your seat up to the very end. Loved this book. I'll definitely be reading more of his books.