The Firm Hardcover – 1 Feb 1991
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" Taut, fast and relentless... A ride worth taking." -- "San Francisco Chronicle,"
" Keeps the reader hooked... From the creepy first chapters... to the vise-tightening midsection and on to the take-the money-and-run finale." -- "The Wall Street Journal,"
" Irresistable... seizes the reader on the opening page and propels him through 400 more." -- Peter Prescott, "Newsweek,"
"Taut, fast and relentless... A ride worth taking." -- "San Francisco Chronicle."
"Keeps the reader hooked... From the creepy first chapters... to the vise-tightening midsection and on to the take-the money-and-run finale." -- "The Wall Street Journal."
"Irresistable... seizes the reader on the opening page and propels him through 400 more." -- Peter Prescott, "Newsweek."
"Taut, fast andrelentless... A ride worth taking." --"San Francisco Chronicle."
"Keeps the reader hooked... From the creepy firstchapters... to the vise-tightening midsection andon to the take-the money-and-run finale." --"The Wall Street Journal."
"Irresistable... seizes the reader on the openingpage and propels him through 400 more." --Peter Prescott, "Newsweek.""
25th Anniversary edition of the bestselling legal thriller – now with a new introduction from John Grisham. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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The Firm tells the story Mitchell McDeere - Mitch, practically the best that Harvard Law School has to offer, is in demand. All the big boys want him, Wall Street, you name it. After the interview he passed before he got there, he starts work, as a tax layer for Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a small Memphis firm that are apparently more of a family than a firm. The trouble starts hear.
What started out as a very rosy beginning for Mitch, a new BMW, house and student loan paid off by the firm not to mention a huge salary, begins to turn into a nightmare. The firm is not legit. Their crooks. Now Mitch has to get out.
This book, I think, was once described as a compulsive page turner, and man, thats so right. Comfortably within my top five books of all time. And something you need to read! Very strongly recommended to the first time reader of the fantastic and brilliantly talented Grisham.
If you've never read a Grisham - you've never read.
The partners of Messrs. Bendini, Lambert & Locke have an announcement to make. It has come to our attention that Mr. McDeere, who you will all know as an associate of the firm, has engaged a literary agent, a former lawyer by the name of John Grisham, who has helped him write his own account of his career with Bendini, Lambert & Locke. The book is titled, 'The Firm'. Clearly anyone found co-operating with Mr. McDeere or Mr. Grisham will face disciplinary action.
We also understand that 'The Firm' is already attracting reviews on Amazon. According to one reviewer, a T. T. Rogers, 'The Firm' is "...an excellent novel, Grisham's best..." This T. T. Rogers character also has the temerity to add: "In his construction of the lamentably corrupt law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, Grisham shows that the most sinister evil comes with a smiling face. It's perversely comforting to know that anyone can be taken in by this kind of evil, but at the same time chilling. As the story progresses, Grisham skilfully constructs a creeping sense of unease and moral entrapment. There is little obvious drama; this is more a modern morality tale that sets-up society's conventions for attack by accentuating the very worst qualities that our most respected citizens exhibit within a bankrupt social system. Grisham slowly unveils a Southern law firm's corrupt heart, which rests, viper-like, within a comforting net of white-shoed insouciance, pouncing suddenly and trapping McDeere in its net. Yet the novel's dénouement isn't so much a moral vindication, more an amoral victory for the main character.Read more ›
However what he didn't expect was an offer from a smaller company in Memphis called Bendini, Lambert and Locke who are ready to beat the highest offer of any of the New York of Chicago Firms exceeding Mitch's wildest dreams and fantasies.
The Bendini firm charms the pants of Mitch and it's not long before him and his beautiful wife are heading south to their beautiful new house and BMW, a far cry from the student digs and broken down heap they have been driving while Mitch slugged his way through law school.
'The Firm' is much more than meets the eye, and as they begin to swamp Mitch with work for the bar exam and renovations for his new house, he is approached by an FBI agent early on who informs him that no one has ever left his firm alive! Some have tried and all have ended up dead, for his new employers are none other than the mob itself, and unbeknown to him Mitch has just bought into a life in the mafia, whether he likes it or not.
His only way out is to steal files and hand them over to the feds, thus exposing the corruption, however in doing this not only will he be disbarred for breach of the lawyer client privilege, but he will also face a certain death sentence and a life on the run in the witness protection program. Mitch has a decision to make.Read more ›
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One of my old time favourite Grisham books. Read it few years back when I was at college. When I saw it on amazon I had to buy it. John Grisham writes like no other. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jaigo
The Firm was my first John Grisham and I can't wait to read others .I was totally into the plot and characters and the twists and turns were breathtaking . Breath out!!!Published 1 month ago by benjymum
A gripping storyline and somewhat different to the film. Both have great endings. Another Grisham classic! Love all his booksPublished 1 month ago by CD Pomford