David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane.Until the day he snaps and throws it all away.Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.For all his Harvard Law Degree and five years with Chicago's top firm, Zinc has never entered a courtroom, never helped a client who really needed a lawyer, never handled a gun.All that is about to change.
Praise for THE LITIGATORS: 'Grisham is brilliantly comic in a novel that is full of zest and brimming with memorable characters and rich storylines... The legal storylines are typically rich in social detail and instances of entertaining rascality... Away from his usual southern turf, Grisham is turned by Chicago into a more Dickensian writer, soft-hearted at times but predominantly funny... a brilliant comic set piece' The Sunday Times 'The Litigators is up there with the best of Grisham's 25 novels... vintage Grisham. [His] style is direct and the result is a superbly plotted legal thriller' Sunday Express 'The Litigators is a thrilling romp through the murky world of lawsuits and shysters - rich and poor. Packed with [Grisham's] signature twists and turns, not to mention lots of double-dealing, be careful if you're reading The Litigators on the bus, you may just miss your stop' Irish Independent '[A] snappy, well-turned novel...Grisham brings his usual nuanced understanding of tort law and civil jurisprudence' Washington Post A racy and clever read that will once again ensure Grisham fans feel they've got their money's worth Daily Telegraph (Australia) Praise for John Grisham: 'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett, Evening Standard His stories are ferociously plot driven: they will keep you awake all night Independent on Sunday 'If ever an author can be said to have mastered his subject matter it must be John Grisham. His lawyer-laden thrillers are breezily written, highlight his talent of making the mundane seem interesting and always impress in the translation of turgid legal procedures into tasty and telling stories...' Sun 'The Litigators has many John Grisham trademarks - pace, plotting, gently liberal politics - but this time there's humour, too. This thriller is raised well above the average by Grisham's affection for his characters, however morally compromised they are.' Mail on Sunday 'Entertaining... bitingly farcical' Publishers Weekly Grisham knows what he's doing. The book is crisply written (with some agreeably sly one-liners) and the narrative canters along. Andrew Taylor,The Spectator ...entirely gripping... Evening Standard 'The Litigators is Grisham at his very best, fast-paced, funny and packed with living and breathing characters that you'd love to share an after-court beer with. Set aside a weekend for this one, because you won't want to put it down'. Irish Examiner This is the master of the legal thriller at his best. You won't want to put it down! Press Association Grisham hasn't lost his deft touch. What a rollicking ride it turns out to be. Sunday Herald Sun 'Grisham almost single-handedly dragged the legal thriller back into the realms of popularity some 20 years ago and he is still capable of producing a good story... This is another enjoyable, briskly paced tale... There are plenty of twists and legal manoeuvring, a delightful cast of well-developed characters and some amusing set pieces and one-liners. Good fun and Grisham's best book...' The Canberra Times