The Client

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Dell, 1994 - Fiction - 566 pages
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In a weedy lot on the outskirts of memphis, two  boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull upt ot the  curb... Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother  were sharing a forbidden cigarrette when a chance  encounter with a suicidal laywer left Mark knowing  a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of  the most sought-after dead body in America. Now  Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad  and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime.  And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love,  who has been a lawyer for all of four years.  Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make  Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep  him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect  her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble  that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them  both their lives.

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User Review  - soaringxc - Overstock.com

I had seen the movie several years ago, but the book is many times more enjoyable. I could envision everything going on. Very enjoyable and as with all his books, I just didn't want to put it down. ... Read full review

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This book started out with so much momentum, but it lost it with the one-dimensional characters and predictable plot lines. I really had to fight with myself not to skip the chapters that weren't about Mark Sway or Reggie Love, because the chapters that dealt with Roy Foltrigg or Muldanno were just soooo boring. Ugh... just a rather boring book, no action, nothing propelling it or making me want to read on. 

About the author (1994)

John Grisham lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi. His previous novels areA Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, andThe Partner.


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