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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer (2015)

by John Grisham

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gritty characters, especially Sebastion Rudd, please develope him up a bit as he could be a great fighter - short story suits him but a good long story would be great. nasty fellows as clients
  Brumby18 | Sep 12, 2017 |
This was not the John Grisham fiction I remember from reading his earlier works. In fact, I felt like the author could not develop any of his plot ideas enough to create a full novel, so just slung several of them together into this book as a kind of character study of Sebastian Rudd, a lawyer who will defend those that no one else wants to defend. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Sep 4, 2017 |
He represents both the supervillians and the hopeless cases – and he usually gets them off: Sebastian Rudd calls himself a Rogue Lawyer and will either charge a fortune for his services, or work for almost nothing, depending on the client.

He’s a semi-vigilante who, as the cover line informs us – won’t let truth [or the law] get in the way of justice: in other words, there’s little to distinguish him from any of the many maverick lawyers in the legal thriller genre.

The story is somewhat disjointed and unoriginal but despite its lack of finesse, this Grisham potboiler is compulsively readable. ( )
  adpaton | Aug 11, 2017 |
I generally love John Grisham's legal thrillers but I suppose even good authors sometimes produce duds, and this is a big dud. The story is a disjointed, boring mess, and its main character seems like a total rip-off of Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller (Lincoln Lawyer) character. ( )
  LBM007 | Aug 2, 2017 |
fun if not spectacular Grisham ( )
  KenMcLain | Jul 18, 2017 |
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My name is Sebastian Rudd, and though I am a well-known street lawyer, you will not see my name on billboards, on bus benches, or screaming at you from the yellow pages.
Like so many, this trial is not about the truth; it's about winning.
The road to justice is filled with barriers and land mines, most of them created by men and women who claim to be seeking justice.
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On the right side of the law. Sort of.
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who’s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun.
Sebastian defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house.  Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn’t like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system’s notions of ethical behavior.
Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

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A nomadic lawyer because of frequent death threats, Sebastian Rudd takes on a case involving a brain-damaged young man accused of murdering two little girls.

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