|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2011|
|Number of Pages:||385|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.25 x 10.0 x 1.5|
Narrated by Scott Brick, Grisham's latest legal thriller will be released simultaneously with the Doubleday print (Random House Audio will handle the retail edition), which has a 1.5 million-copy first printing, so this is expected to be another monster. Plan accordingly.
Davis Zinc is a Harvard graduate and lawyer with a prestigious Chicago firm who "cracks up" after years of long hours, horrible bosses, and mind-numbing work. He unexpectedly finds himself employed by the ragtag firm of Finley & Figg and part of a major tort litigation with a large pharmaceutical company. The line between good and evil is more gray than in many of Grisham's previous novels. However, listeners will find themselves liking greedy, ambulance-chasing F&F-despite its lack of ethics-and hoping they can pull off the win against Varrick Labs.
Verdict: Grisham makes the law seem interesting and accessible, yet it is the relationship among the characters, not the legal drama, that is this story's true heart. Audie Award winner Dennis Boutsikaris does an excellent job of portraying the offbeat characters.
- Theresa Horn, St. Joseph Cty. P.L., South Bend, IN
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