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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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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 |
Not one of Grisham's best, but a fun book nonetheless. ( )
  TDWolsey | Dec 8, 2016 |
Classic grisham, little more needs to be said really.

Small town lawyer goes up against the big guns, wins some loses some. Family and human relationships remain important, and the effect of work pressures on the lives around them is always one of his key themes. The drama is all added from the court scenes, where lawyers remain scrupulously polite, but naturally seek the fullest advantage that their resources can give them.

The same negatives that appear in his other work can also be found here of course. It remains a testament to old white men, and while Grisham tries hard to include a diverse range of characters they never come to life and never really feel believable.

Enjoyable read, if you've never read any Grisham, this is as good a place to start as ever. It's not classic literature, and it's never pretended to be, but worht thinking about all the same. ( )
  reading_fox | Nov 21, 2016 |
This was a fun, fast read. More like the Grisham of [b:The Rainmaker|5349|The Rainmaker|John Grisham|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320486015s/5349.jpg|3154548]- still not back to the glory and depth of [b:A Time to Kill|32542|A Time to Kill|John Grisham|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320488160s/32542.jpg|1804929]but much better than [b:The Confession|7933437|The Confession|John Grisham|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320541779s/7933437.jpg|11286470]. Great escapist fiction. ( )
  Maureen_McCombs | Aug 19, 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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