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The Litigators: The blockbuster bestselling legal thriller from John Grisham (English Edition) Format Kindle
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'No one does it better than Grisham' Telegraph
Street lawyer. Street rules.
David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane.
Until the day he snaps and throws it all away.
Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.
For all his Harvard Law Degree and five years with Chicago's top firm, Zinc has never entered a courtroom, never helped a client who really needed a lawyer,
never handled a gun.
All that is about to change.
What readers are saying about THE LITIGATORS
'Unputdownable!' - 5 STARS
'Vintage Grisham' - 5 STARS
'Grisham at his best' - 5 STARS
350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:
NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM
Description du produit
A superbly plotted legal thriller (Sunday Express)
The best thriller writer alive (Ken Follett)
Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller (The Times) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Quatrième de couverture
And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from 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 okay to him.
With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one 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 after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.
A little online research confirms Wally's suspicions-a huge plaintiffs' firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks 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. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B005OKTPKC
- Éditeur : Hodder & Stoughton; 1er édition (25 octobre 2011)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 1421 KB
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- Pense-bêtes : Sur Kindle Scribe
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 401 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 68,202 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
- 33 en Legal Thrillers
- 307 en Thrillers judiciaires
- 1,061 en Suspense Thrillers
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Our hero is David Zinc, thirty years something with a great background and wonderful career prospective ahead. Through David Zinc, we will discover a law firm, Finley & Figg, an ambulance-chasing law firm in Chicago - precisely "a boutique firm "as both partners refer to themselves. The "boutique " has two partners, Wally Figg a junior partner who dreams of big cases even though no one in the firm has the skills to handle such cases, Oscar Finley, the senior partner who has non ambition about the firm and would like to divorce his wife and take his retirement ,Rochelle a bitter secretary and AC the dog. The two partners are not good lawyers, their law ethic is dubious, the prices are always higher and law cases are often made complicated to increase their fees even though they fail to win even the basic law case.
David our burn out hero ends up there, partnering with both associates. The story is based upon a lawsuit against a giant pharmaceutical company. David has to learn fast as He will understands he has joined a law firm where the lawyers lack solid knowledge of law.
Bien sûr, on reste dans le monde des avocats que l'auteur connaît si bien mais pour la première fois, je me suis beaucoup amusé en lisant ce livre qui pourtant ne manque pas de profondeur.
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David Zinc an aspiring young lawyer falls amongst disreputable dreamers in the ambulance chasing quickie-divorce boutique law-practice of Finley & Figg on the bad-side of town; a world way from the Harvard law school and downtown corporate practice that is his natural hunting ground. The hapless modus operandi of the down-at-heel stereotypes of back-street hustlers Oscar Finely and Wally Figg, their office manager Rochelle and the office dog AC will make chuckle, while their starched collared new recruit David Zinc does his best to retain his honesty and integrity and come out on top despite everything they throw at him.
So yes it's light-hearted but it's a fun romp from cover to cover and …
[SPOILER ALERT] … the good guys win in the end (but you knew they would from page one).
Or at least, so I thought until I read 'The Appeal' a few years ago. It struck me as altogether too ranty. What it was saying may well have been entirely true – life may really be like that – but if I want to read about injustice and corruption in the legal system, well I’ve got newspapers, and if I want to understand the mechanics of wealth behind it, I have Tomas Piketty.
It’s precisely when I need a break from the Pikettys that I turn to Grisham. So 'The Appeal put me off for quite some time. Until, in fact, two weeks ago when I happened to be at a friend’s house and glanced at the copy of 'The Litigators' I found on her shelf.
I was immediately intrigued, the plot premiss sounded so good: David Zinc, a lawyer on his way to a successful career in a huge and soulless firm in Chicago, decides he can stand it no longer and walks out. A day spent in a bar leads to his wandering, well lubricated, into a seedy law firm in a disreputable part of town, that same evening. The firm he chooses likes to think of itself as “boutique”, but it is in fact just small: two lawyers and a receptionist working out of run-down premises and living by ambulance chasing.
Well, perhaps not so much living as subsisting.
Immediately, Zinc finds himself sucked into the biggest case his new firm has ever seen, the one that after many disappointments, really could make the partners rich. But this kind of mass class action is way out of their league, and Zinc has to undergo a rapid and intensive education in how to fight, and more frequently, how not to fight this kind of case.
Fortunately, it’s not his only case. By chance, he’s led to pick up another, involving a toy that led to the lead-poisoning of the son of Burmese immigrants. They badly need, and have been unable to obtain, legal representation. He’s more than happy to start putting together a law suit on their behalf (while also cultivating, with his wife, a more personal relationship with them).
The two suits end in profoundly different ways, and their conclusion provides the basis for a new view of the future for Zinc, his partners in the “boutique” firm, the receptionist and even the firm’s dog.
It’s a highly enjoyable read – the kind of thing that takes a couple of days or so – and the ending left me feeling I’d rediscovered the Grisham I used to like. Not quite pure entertainment, because he also provides an insight into the world of the law, which I enjoy almost as much as his compelling plots. But the insight enhances the entertainment value.
So – no hesitation on my part in recommending 'The Litigators'. Especially if you’re tired, lying in a bath, or on a long flight. It’s well worth five stars – not because it’s great literature but because it does exactly what a Grisham ought to do.