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.
Praise for John Grisham:
'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
Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller - The Times
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
Enthralling characters and mesmeric plot - Time Out
As exciting as a car chase with a load of dynamite thrown in - Daily Mail
Grisham reigns supreme - Sunday Express
No one does it better than Grisham - Daily Telegraph
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.