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Litigators by John Grisham

Litigators (edition 2011)

by John Grisham

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Authors:John Grisham
Info:Hodder & Stoughton (2011), Hardcover, 400 pages
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Tags:law, mystery, 2012, legal thriller

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The Litigators by John Grisham

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I enjoyed the colorful cast of characters. Probably one of his better books of late. ( )
  TerryLewis | Jun 12, 2017 |
Ghrisham al suo meglio, una bella storia a tratti anche umoristica. ( )
  Angela.Me | Jun 10, 2017 |
This my first Grisham Novel to read. It was a good book, but not a great one. It is a fairly straightforward legal tale following an attorney who leaves a large, prestigious legal firm because he is tired of the 80 hour work week. By chance he settles into boutique practice run by two street lawyers with questionable ethics. It all works out in the end. Pretty slow read for first half, mildly suspenceful in the second half. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
Not his best, but an enjoyable read, especially closing in on the end. ( )
  beckyrenner | Dec 29, 2016 |
I did not finish this book; it was just too boring. ( )
  phyllis.shepherd | Dec 26, 2016 |
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The law firm of Finley & Figg referred to itself as a "boutique firm."
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When David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, joins Oscar Finley and Wally Figg at their law firm in a seedy bungalow office in southwest Chicago they all become involved with a class action suit against the drug manufacturer Varrick Labs.
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The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.

And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him.

With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.

A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom!

It almost seems too good to be true.

And it is.

The Litigators
is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that have made John Grisham America’s favorite storyteller.

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Law firm partners Oscar Finley and Wally Figg see a chance for huge financial gain when they learn of a pending class action lawsuit against the makers of Krayoxx, a popular cholesterol-reducing drug suspected of causing heart attacks.

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