Rogue Lawyer Paperback – 5 May 2016
|New from||Used from|
Audio Download, Unabridged
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers (Telegraph)
Leaves one eager for more (Spectator)
No one does it better than Grisham (Daily Telegraph)
A master storyteller (Huffington Post)
Sebastian Rudd is a kind of social justice warrior and Grisham uses him to take jabs at the legal system . . . all with a blunt, rude, gravelly poetic wise guy voice that makes Rudd come across as a kind of 21st-century Philip Marlowe. (Benjamin Percy, The New York Times Book Review)
Terrific . . . The biggest mystery that ROGUE LAWYER poses is how Grisham, at this stage in his long writing career, can still devise all these distinctive characters, tricky legal predicaments and roguishly cheating ways to worm out of them. It's one mystery we Grisham fans just want to appreciate, rather than solve. (Washington Post)
Highly readable, thanks to Grisham's fast-moving narrative skills (Independent)
The energy is sustained to the end (Sunday Times)
A riveting read . . . A very satisfying ending (Gloria Hunniford, Mail on Sunday)
Worldwide bestseller John Grisham goes rogue with one of his most suspenseful thrillers ever . . .See all Product description
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
But this is not a legal thriller, nor a mystery, and really suffers from the absence of a core thread. It's almost as though Grisham threw a few themes together in the hope that the whole would become something worthwhile. For me, this just didn't work.
I bought the name, but finished quite disappointed, I must say.
Rogue Lawyer is a series of stories which centre around Sebastian Rudd the Rogue Lawyer in the title. The format is different to the authors previous books but this doesn't distract from the fact that the stories are all well structured have beginnings middles and ends, were not rushed and were a pleasure to read. The central character Mr Rudd may not be the type of chap you'd want your daughter to marry but if you've just been arrested, he should be the first person you call. I hope for your sake he'll take your case!
Not so simple...
Sebastian Rudd defends accused people. Those who are clearly guilty as hell. And those who are innocent but are being railroaded onto death row. It isn't a healthy way to make a living.
Set in an unspecified US city where high level corruption makes him persona no grata - the cops cheat, the mayor cheats, but Rudd cheats better than any of them. He wins more than he loses. But that doesn't mean anything.
What can I say about John Grisham? One of the most successful authors in the world. There are dozens of books, and not many of them starring the same character twice.
I thought at first that it was a book of short stories, but gradually the episodes link up so you can compare and contrast. There's a resemblance to Michael Connelly's character Mickey Haller - both are defense attorneys, both take on defendants who are (shall we say) less than sympathetic characters. But Rudd is in an altogether darker key.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
In some ways this book is really a collection of four stories, each relating to a different client represented by Sebastian Rudd.Read more