John Grisham


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The Firm - signed modern classic - 2019

 

Author John Grisham

John Grisham, born on February 8, 1955, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, is an American author best known for his legal thrillers. Raised in a family of cotton farmers, Grisham initially pursued a career in law before turning to writing. Grisham attended Mississippi State University and later earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He practiced criminal law for nearly a decade, which provided him with a wealth of experiences and insights that would later shape his literary career.

His breakthrough came with the publication of his first novel, A Time to Kill, in 1989. The book, inspired by one of Grisham's own courtroom experiences, initially struggled to find success but eventually gained popularity after the release of his subsequent novels. It was the publication of The Firm in 1991 that catapulted Grisham to international fame. The legal thriller became a bestseller and was adapted into a successful film starring Tom Cruise. John Grisham's writing is characterized by its focus on legal themes, courtroom drama, and moral dilemmas. His novels often explore the ethical challenges faced by lawyers and the justice system, providing readers with gripping narratives and thought-provoking scenarios. Some of his other notable works include The Pelican Brief, The Client, and The Rainmaker.

Over the years, Grisham has demonstrated his versatility as a writer by exploring genres beyond legal thrillers. He has delved into areas such as sports fiction with Bleachers, Southern literature with A Painted House, and even children's literature with Theodore Boone series. In addition to his prolific writing career, John Grisham is known for his philanthropic efforts. He has been involved in various charitable activities, including supporting literacy programs and promoting access to legal education.

 

The Firm - The Firm Series Book 1

At the top of his class at Harvard Law, Mitch McDeere had his choice of the best firms in America. He made a deadly mistake.

Mitchell Y. McDeere has worked hard to get where he is: third in his class at Harvard Law. Aggressively recruited by all the top firms, and initially headed for Wall Street, Mitch surprises everyone by joining Bendini, Lambert £r Locke, a very private, very rich tax firm in Memphis. Mitch and his wife Abby move to Tennessee and quickly settle into their new life: they're young, happy, and on the fast track. Or so they think.

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.
 
For a young lawyer on the make, it was an offer Mitch McDeere couldn’t pass up with a position at a law firm where the bucks, billable hours, and benefits are over the top. It’s a dream job for an up and comer if he can overlook the uneasy feeling he gets at the office. Then an FBI investigation into the firm’s connections to the Mafia plunges the straight and narrow attorney into a nightmare of terror and intrigue. With no choice but to pit his wits, ethics, and legal skills against the firm’s deadly secrets if he hopes to stay alive…

Mitch soon realises that he's working for the Mafia's law firm, and there's no way out because you don't want this company's severance package.

To survive, he'll have to play both sides against each other and navigate a vast criminal conspiracy that goes higher than he ever imagined...

It was his dream job but it was to become his worst nightmare.

 

Other The Firm Series books include:
The Exchange: After The Firm




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