Rogue Lawyer Action + Thrillers by John Grisham (Hardcover)
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About the BookA nomadic lawyer because of frequent death threats, Sebastian Rudd takes on a case involving a brain-damaged young man accused of murdering two little girls.
Book SynopsisOn the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn't like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system's notions of ethical behavior. Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham's most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
Review QuotesTerrific...Grisham, can still devise distinctive characters, tricky legal predicaments and rogueishly cheating ways to worm out of them.
--Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Sebastian Rudd is a kind of social justice warrior and Grisham uses him to take jabs at the legal system...all with a blunt, rude, gravelly poetic wise guy voice that makes Rudd come across as a kind of 21st-century Philip Marlowe.
--Benjamin Percy, The New York Times Book Review
About The AuthorJOHN GRISHAM is the author of twenty-seven novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and five novels for young readers. www.jgrisham.com
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Action + Thrillers
Series Title: Na
Author: John Grisham
Street Date: October 20, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1311
Origin: Made in the USA
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