writermala, June 1, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
The litigators is a really well- written book. Right from the get-go the reader is drawn to the plight of David Zinc and then to his cohorts Wally and Oscar, the ambulance chasers.
One is torn between the desire to see justice served and our three musketeers draw blood. The writer has managed, while keeping things light, to see all parties win. A very well-contrived plot and well executed novel.
Steve Berberich, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Steve Berberich)
This is one of my favorite Grisham's ever. To me, it was such a pageturner that I had a hard time putting it down. This one is a lighter Grisham legal story, but one that is very fulfilling. I think Mr. Grisham captures us and tranports us into his world of legal wrangling better than any other writer today and I look forward to each of his books as they are released.
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Grisham's entertaining modern-day legal thriller offers a bitingly farcical look at lawyers at the bottom of the food chain. David Zinc, an associate at a Chicago mega-firm who's sick of the sweatshop he's been laboring in for five years, flees the office one morning and ends up spending all day in a bar. Soon after the bartender finally kicks him out, Zinc spots an ad on a city bus for a firm of ambulance-chasers, Finley & Figg, and resolves to join their hapless practice. Meanwhile, Wally Figg, one of Finley & Figg's two partners, thinks he's found a goldmine after learning that a client who died recently was taking an anti-cholesterol drug called Krayoxx. Zinc, who has zero litigation experience, aids Finley & Figg, who likewise lack litigation experience, in filing suit against the huge pharmaceutical company that produces Krayoxx. Grisham (The Confession) makes Zinc's personal transformation more convincing than his professional one. Some readers may feel the fairy tale ending clashes with the dark humor of the opening. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that’s never “by the book.” Maybe that’s why, after more than twenty years of consecutive #1 New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America’s favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.
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