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Hard to believe, but there was a time when the word "lawyer" wasn't synonymous with "criminal," and the idea of a law firm controlled by the Mafia was an outlandish proposition. This intelligent, ensnaring story came out of nowhere--Oxford, Mississippi, where Grisham was a small-town lawyer--and quickly catapulted to the top of the bestseller list, with good reason. Mitch McDeere, the appealing hero, is a poor kid whose only assets are a first-class mind, a Harvard law degree, and a beautiful, loving wife. When a Memphis law firm makes him an offer he really can't refuse, he trades his old Nissan for a new BMW, his cramped apartment for a house in the best part of town, and puts in long hours finding tax shelters for Texans who'd rather pay a lawyer than the IRS. Nothing criminal about that. He'd be set for life, if only associates at the firm didn't have a funny habit of dying, and the FBI wasn't trying to get Mitch to turn his colleagues in. The tempo and pacing are brilliant, the thrills keep coming, and the finish has a wonderful ironic flourish. It's not hard to see why Grisham changed the genre permanently with this one, and few of his colleagues in a very crowded field come close to equaling him. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A rookie discovers that the prestigious law firm where he works is a front for the Mafia. MC suggests addding some info along the lines of 'a surprise bestseller in hardcover...'/i think this is interesting but it goes beyond the specifications laid out by george of a very brief description of book/pk Author tour.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is my favorite author' s book to date.It has got all you need in it:brilliant plot with o lot of twists,good deep vivid characters,unpredctability,compelling need to read it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mikhail Lichko
This is a shortened and simplified version of The Firm targeted at ESL students (English learners). This book uses a restricted vocabulary of 2200 headwords which puts it one level... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chris Black
described exactly as shown. can't go wrong for .99 cents. I wish shipping wasn't so much though. It's not like it is breakable, or big or heavy..Published 12 months ago by gregogree
Very entertaining book. John Grisham is an excellent writer and I really like his books. I would say that "The Firm" is an excellent book.Published 23 months ago by Cesar Lara
"He was their top choice. In fact for this year there were no other prospects. The list was very short. It was Mcdeere or no one" (pg 2). Read morePublished on May 27 2004
This book was great. I was surprised by how easy it was to get into and how it kept me interested the whole way through. Read morePublished on May 19 2004