He's escaped the job from hell. Now he's got one hell of a job.
The classic legal thriller and huge bestseller from master of the genre John Grisham.
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.
'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
No one does it better than Grisham - Daily Telegraph
Enthralling characters and mesmeric plot - Time Out
Few writers have so much to say, the skills to make reading what they say an irresistible pleasure - and the clout to say it to an audience of millions - Independent
Grisham reigns supreme - Sunday Express
As exciting as a car chase with a load of dynamite thrown in - Daily Mail
Praise for John Grisham:
Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller - The 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
A racy and clever read that will once again ensure Grisham fans feel they've got their money's worth - Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Vintage Grisham, highly entertaining - Sunday Examiner (Australia)
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
'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett, Eveni
Praise for THE LITIGATORS:
[A] snappy, well-turned novel...Grisham brings his usual nuanced understanding of tort law and civil jurisprudence - Washington Post
'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
His stories are ferociously plot driven: they will keep yo
John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.
His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.
Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, five kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.