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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable..., 28 Oct 2011
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A thoroughly enjoyable outing from the master of the legal thriller. Our hero, David Zinc, walks out of his high-pressure career in a huge, high-flying law firm; and walks into the firm of Finley & Figg, ambulance-chasers extraordinaire. Oscar, Wally and their secretary Rochelle (to say nothing of the dog) only just manage to keep their heads above water by pursuing injury cases and divorces, and their tactics are not the most ethical. David is a Harvard graduate and son of a judge but has never actually been inside a courtroom. This mismatched group suddenly finds itself handling a potentially massive lawsuit against a major pharmaceutical giant, being represented by David's former employers.

This book is much more light-hearted than some of Grisham's other novels and has lots of humour. Wally dreams of making it rich with one massive settlement, Oscar dreams of being rich enough to divorce his wife, while David dreams of having enough energy left at the end of the working day to start a family with his lovely (and very understanding) wife, Helen.

Well-written, as Grisham's novels always are, this time we get an insight into the distinctly unglamorous and uncertain life of the lower echelons of legal life and while it might not be much fun for the lawyers, it certainly is for us. Despite their flaws, all three of the lawyers are enjoyable characters that we warm to more and more as the book progresses. My only complaint is that Grisham's books are usually stand-alone, so we probably won't get to meet with them again. All the more reason to enjoy this outing. Highly recommended.
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 18:22:33 GMT
FictionFan says:
A bargain, David! Hope you enjoy it...and hope my review hasn't spoiled chapter 3 for you ;-)

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 07:48:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Dec 2012 07:48:29 GMT
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Ultimately disappointing, especially the ending, and *SPOILER* the assault. The characters never get that essential third dimension.

4* from me, but I will not review it as there are 149 other reviews. Grisham has covered this ground of a windfall class action so much better in another comedy novel. This only developed some teeth in the closing part of the trial, but fizzled out. The other action was all too friendly and easily settled and I fear Grisham has crossed to The Establishment!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 13:00:10 GMT
FictionFan says:
Ah well, sorry you were disappointed - but you should know by now that if I like it, you won't ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2013 16:30:43 GMT
Wickham says:
I will never buy at the starting price I wait for it to come down in price.
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