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With GRAY MOUNTAIN, John Grisham takes suspense to new heights.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The new legal thriller

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John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she’s full of surprises

The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the “lucky” associates. She’s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back.

In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town’s legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to “help real people with real problems.” For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets.

Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

In stores October 21.

John Grisham takes you back to where it all began…

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

A TIME TO KILLIt’s called SYCAMORE ROW.

For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham’s A Time To Kill has captivated readers with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history. Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of America’s favorite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small Southern town.

SYCAMORE ROW, the new legal thriller.

On sale October 22.

Read an exclusive excerpt from THE RACKETEER. Get it now.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

The Racketeer by John Grisham

Coming to a bookstore near you!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Pure suspense

THE LITIGATORS: Plot elements revealed!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

THE LITIGATORS

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.

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THE LITIGATORS cover revealed

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Here, at last, is the cover for John Grisham’s new legal thriller, THE LITIGATORS.

THE LITIGATORS

THE LITIGATORS is available in hardcover and as an eBook on October 25, 2011.

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THE LITIGATORS

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

John Grisham’s new legal thriller, THE LITIGATORS, will be published in North America by Doubleday, in hardcover and as an eBook, on October 25 of this year.   More to come soon!

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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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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