You've probably noticed that one of my favorite genres, or sub-genre, is the legal thriller. While John Grisham isn't the only accomplished author of the genre...I've enjoyed many others...he is one of the better know!
The newest of John Grisham's 23 novels provides tasty book candy for fans of legal fiction and frivolity. This is quick lit that flies you through the pages and delivers a satisfied smile at the end. In “The Litigators” (Doubleday, $28.95), the master storyteller again shows that hard writing equals easy reading. In this case the formula also produces very funny reading.
David Zinc, a Harvard Law grad pulling down big bucks for outrageous hours, burns his bridges and bails from a high-class Chicago firm, only to set fresh fires in a flimsy future. Following a drunken toot, he comes through a series of zany events to the Dickensian offices of Finley and Fogg in a smarmy neighborhood of massage parlors and dark alleys.
Advertised as a “boutique” law firm, the dingy practice is run by ambulance chasers Oscar and Wally, jaded pros who salivate at the sound of sirens. Bullied by their street-smart secretary and a docile watchdog, the two hope for one big case to land them on easy street.