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The Litigators    by John Grisham order for
by John Grisham
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Bantam, 2012 (2011)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

David Zinc is fed up with a boring job and long, long, though lucrative, hours working for a high-powered law firm. He walks out of his office one day to never return. Instead he blunders into a position with a self-styled 'boutique law firm' whose two lawyers are truly just ambulance chasers.

When one of the partners sees a chance to jump on the money wagon and become part of a class action law suit that could bring bushels of money into the firm, David isn't convinced this is the way to go.

As always author John Grisham injects a spark of humor into The Litigators while dealing with what the reader can surmise might have been one of his cases when he practiced law. Sure seemed real to me.

His characters are worth a mention also. Zinc's two new partners, Wally and Oscar, are alone worth the read. One has been divorced four times, seems ready to try for the fifth, and has been to rehab as many times. The other has been in a marriage for many years, but can't seem to get up the courage to divorce his harridan of a wife as he plots to hide his resources from her.

Grisham has written twenty-four novels as well as several for a children's series. He never lets up on the quality of his work and always produces stories that grab the reader from the first page on. Los Angeles Times says that 'John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.' High praise indeed. And true.

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