Author: John Grisham
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.75/5 (good +)
Yearly Count: 14
Finley & Figg, Chicago law partners of 20 years, are pure ambulance chasers and are barely making a living. Young David Zinc, on the other hand, is secure, but miserable at his high rise downtown firm. David chooses to run and make something different of his career, and joining Finley & Figg seems to be the answer. One partner's eyes turn into dollar signs and the other drags his feet when a popular cholesterol drug has been linked to the deaths of several consumers. David gets swept up, not sure if this is a good thing or a bad.
This book had a comic feel to it and would work well as a movie. There wasn't anything particularly laughable, it was just the bumbling attorneys trying to get ahead that made me shake my head. I enjoyed the tone and appreciated a break from Grisham's traditional serious cases.