The Firm

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Island Books, 1992 - Fiction - 501 pages
At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had  his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly  mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with  Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he  and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The  firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans,  arranged a mortgage and hired him a decorator.  Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother  Ray -- doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail --  already knew. You never get nothing for nothing.  Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and  needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a  hard place, with no choice -- if he wants to live.

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THE FIRM

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Terrifically exciting and likable first novel about tax lawyers and the Mafia, and a predictable success already sold to the movies, etc. Grisham does not cut as deep or furnish the occasional shining ... Read full review

Good price for older book

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I am trying to build a collection of books I enjoy in hardcover. The Firm was published in 1991 but is from a popular author...so while most bookstores do not carry this title I was happy to see Overstock had itplus it was a phenomenal price. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

John Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on February 8, 1955. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He was admitted to the bar in Mississippi in 1981 after receiving a law degree from the University of Mississippi, specializing in criminal law. While a lawyer in private practice in Southaven, Mississippi, Grisham served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 until 1990. He left the law and politics to become a full-time author. His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in 1989. His other novels include The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Appeal, Calico Joe, The Racketeer, Gray Mountain, Rogue Lawyer, The Confession, The Litigators, The Whistler, Camino Island, The Rooster Bar, and the Theodore Boone series. Several of his novels were adapted into films including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas.

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