Tag: John Grisham

  • “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham

    “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham

    Genre: Thriller Sebastian Rudd is a criminal defense attorney.  Is he part of a large law firm with fancy offices and high hourly rates? Nope. Rudd’s office is a fully decked-out van and his paralegal / driver / bodyguard is an ex-con named, Partner. Rudd is rude, crude, and divorced from a venomous attorney (Judith) […]

  • “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

    “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

    Genre:  Legal Thriller (After 25 years, Jake Brigance returns) “A Time to Kill” was John Grisham’s first book.  But it was a less than a stellar introduction and did not become a hit until after “The Firm”, “The Pelican Brief”, “The Client”….etc. became huge. A movie was made based on “A Time to Kill”, which […]

  • Book Review: “The Racketeer” by John Grishham

    Book Review: “The Racketeer” by John Grishham

    Genre:  Thriller  (Great read) – Federal Judge Ray Fawcett and his girlfriend have been murdered and his safe has been emptied. Malcolm Bannister, an ex-lawyer, is 5 years into a 10 year sentence in a minimum security prison in Frostburg, MD.  He knows who the killer is. Malcolm contacts the authorities (starting with the warden) […]

  • Book Review: “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham

    Book Review:  “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham

     (Light-hearted fun) Buy it! 23 year old Blair Krank has just graduated from graduate school and is heading to Peru for a stint in the Peace Corps.  Her parents, Luther and Nora Krank say goodbye and return to an empty house. Being Thanksgiving, Luther comes up with a plan for Christmas.  His plan is to […]

  • Book Review: “The Litigators” by John Grisham

    Book Review: “The Litigators” by John Grisham

    Genre: Legal Thriller (Very interesting mass tort thriller) – Oscar Finley and Wally Figg run a “boutique” law firm in Chicago.  They are glorified ambulance chasers, but, have been happily (or not so happily) eeking out a living for many years.  Oscar is in his early 60’s and dreams of divorce and retirement.  Wally is […]

  • Book Review: “The Confession” by John Grisham

    Book Review: “The Confession” by John Grisham

    Genre: Thriller Rating: 4 Watertowers Donte Drumm has less than a week to live. He is at the end of a 10 year stay on death row in Texas for killing Sloan (Texas) High School Cheerleader Nicole Yarber.  Her body was never found, and the evidence during the trial was circumstantial at best.  Donte’s lawyer, […]

  • NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers For Jan 27

    Every now and then I grab the bestselling list from the good folks at NPR. This one has a few Thrillers (Robert Crais, John Grisham, and Brad Meltzer) very cool. I have John Grisham’s and Brad Meltzer’s books here and in the queue…. 1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest By Stieg Larsson 35 […]

  • Book Review: “The Associate” by John Grisham

    Book Review: “The Associate” by John Grisham

    Book Review Genre: Thriller Rating:  3.5 Watertowers Kyle McAvoy is looking forward to graduation from Yale Law School. He is the editor of the prestigious “Yale Law Review” and has his pick of lucrative jobs as a law associate.  But his heart is set on helping the poor in Virginia for a few years. His plans […]