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The Huffington Post calls THE LITIGATORS “laugh out loud hilarious” and “fascinating” and “proof positive [Grisham] is not getting older, he is getting better.”
And, The Chicago Tribune, in a review of THE LITIGATORS, delivers the “delightful news” that Grisham is “getting better and better.”
Meanwhile, in the UK, The Guardian hails the “magnificently unsavoury, wonderfully charismatic Finley & Figg” at the heart of THE LITIGATORS.
John Grisham’s THE CONFESSION wins the 2011 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, co-sponsored by The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal | http://bit.ly/JGprz
Here is the just finalized “flap copy” for THE LITIGATORS.
The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.
And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him.
With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.
A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom!
It almost seems too good to be true.
And it is.
The Litigators is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that have made John Grisham America’s favorite storyteller.
THE LITIGATORS is available October 25 in hardcover and as an eBook.
Read the glowing reviews:
The Washington Post calls it “brilliant” and superb.”
And USA Today calls Grisham “the master of the legal thriller.”
According to the Los Angeles Times THE CONFESSION “starts fast and finishes faster.”
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John Grisham, one of America’s most widely read storytellers in print, is making his debut in digital. Random House, Inc. proudly announces the publication of the entire John Grisham backlist of twenty-three titles–from A TIME TO KILL to FORD COUNTY–as Random House e-books, beginning today, March 16. They will be available in the U.S. and Canada wherever e-books are sold.
With the addition of the e-books editions, John Grisham’s body of work is published by Random House, Inc. divisions in the now-customary three platforms–print, audio, and digital–and four formats: Doubleday hardcover, Dell paperback, Random House Audio, and Random House e-book.
More than 250 million John Grisham books have been sold worldwide and his works have been translated in twenty-nine languages. Since 1988, he has written one novel a year and every one of them has been a #1 New York Times bestseller. He has also published a critically acclaimed work of nonfiction, THE INNOCENT MAN, and a highly praised short story collection last November, FORD COUNTY, both of which also debuted at #1. His newest legal thriller is scheduled for Doubleday publication in October.
“John Grisham is one of the greatest storytellers of all time,” said Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. “Since the publication of his very first book, he has captivated readers with compelling characters, intricate plotting, and narratives about social justice that are impossible to put down. This is one of our most exciting e-book initiatives to date, and is certain to usher in a new generation of Grisham readers and e-book adopters.”
“All of us at Random House are thrilled that we will now have the entire library of John Grisham’s work in all formats, and under one roof,” said Gina Centrello, President and Publisher of the Random House Publishing Group.
John Grisham’s Random House e-book titles are A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Innocent Man, The Appeal, The Associate, and Ford County.