The Litigators

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 25, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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 much 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 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 out of 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 OK to him. With their new junior partner on board, F&F are ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make them rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx , the no. 1 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 as several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money. A little online research confirms Wally's suspicions - a huge plaintiff's firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg have to do is find a handful of people who had a heart attack 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.

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A typical easy to read yarn by Grisham. - Goodreads
The ending disappointed me. - Goodreads
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Typical John Grisham - an entertaining page turner. - Goodreads
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One of the nicer endings to a John Grisham novel. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Janis Harrington - Goodreads

John Grisham always tells a good story and this is no exception. I don't want to give any spoilers away so I can only say that the ending is quite satisfactory. The story does become a little tedious in some areas, but the ending more than makes up for the slow spots. Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan Moore - Goodreads

Starting off with a lawyer having a breakdown at 8am in the firm building, fleeing for his life by diving into the elevator and rushing out the building is captivating. But finding a bar and drinking ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, one work of non-fiction, and one collection of short stories. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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