Mitch McDeere is near the top of his Harvard Law School graduating class and can virtually have his pick of jobs with high powered Wall Street firms But at the last minute, he agrees to an interview with a small Memphis firm, Bendini, Lambert Locke The firm s search committee has carefully vetted Mitch and has selected him as their number one draft pick for the year They bring Mitch and his wife Abby to visit Memphis and make him an offer that is too good to refuse.Mitch accepts the offer and is determined to be the hardest working, most successful associate that B,LL has ever seen But he doesn t even have his feet on the ground before two of the other associate die in an apparent diving accident Shortly after this tragedy, Mitch is contacted surreptitiously by and FBI agent who tells him that the deaths were not accidental and that no lawyer has ever left the firm alive.The FBI insists that Mitch s new firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of the mob The Fibbies want McDeere to become their inside informant to help them bring down the firm If he won t, the agents tell him that when the firm does go down, Mitch will be convicted as a willing participant in the firm s illegal activities.McDeere is obviously caught between a rock and the proverbial hard place If he doesn t help the FBI, he s going to wind up in jail, but if he does, he could wind up in the grave The only way out is for Mitch to prove that he s smarter and resourceful than either the FBI or the mob.This is an engrossing story with appealing characters Grisham gleefully describes the inner workings of a law office while at the same time weaving an exciting tale that ends with a great climax It s not a legal thriller in the traditional sense in that it does not involve any courtroom scenes, but it provides plenty of thrills everywhere else. This is quick, because I can t imagine anyone who has never read a Grisham novel watched a film adaptation of a Grisham novel read a book review of a Grisham novel watched that episode of 3rd Rock From the Sun all those years ago where the family goes into Witness Protection for some reason and they re all reading different Grisham novels, and when they realize the plot is exactly the same, they switch books and continue reading and sure enough, the plot is exactly the same And yes, I ve just spent about ten minutes searching the interwebs for the clip that apparently only I can remember, because I have an inordinate amount of brain sludge in my cerebral cortex.ANYHOODLE For the four people in the world who may not have ever read a Grisham legal novel because sometime in the early Aughts he went and branched out , here are the requirements I An idealistic lawyer the fresher out of law school, the better or, II A lawyer who has become disillusioned with the system, but will give it one last try.He She discovers A The case he s currently working on has ties to the Mafia B The case he s currently working on has ties to the KKK C The case he s currently working on has ties to the highest of government orD The case he s currently working on has ties to the evil health care industry.With the help of 1 His friends 2 The FBI or3 No one, because he s an IDEALISTIC LAWYER, He a Is able to win his case b Is able to turn the Mafia over to the FBI c Is able to prove the conspiracy.As his life is now in danger, he must i Escape to the Caribbean or South America ii Enter into the Witness Protection program iii Face the reporters and live to fight another case iv Retire from law.Usually, he also manages to swindle the Mafia Government Whatever out of a tidy sum of 10 million The Firm is I, A, 2, b, I, 10 million.Enjoy. Amazing EPub, The Firm By Robin Waterfield This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Firm, Essay By Robin Waterfield Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Mitchell McDeere graduates from Harvard Law and is about to begin his career as a lawyer Blessed with superhuman capabilities handed down generously by Mr.Grisham himself, Mitch finds no trouble in getting nailing three top job offers two from from Wall Street, one from Memphis Among other things, Mitch graduates with top honors, is among the top five in his class, was a quarterback at school, is an athlete but his diet is mainly alcohol and cheeseburgers for the remainder of the novel , works for 20 hours a day, and, of course, requires hardly any sleep Yet, unwittingly oh, how I love the innocence , lured by money and associated perks, our man finds himself as a tax lawyer in the Memphis law firm Bendini, Lambert Locke, where sinister dealings happen under the cover of a legitimate law firm business.The story line never launches itself into the epic thriller that the plot threatens to become, the pace is completely off, and I can safely say that there is no single point of real suspense in this novel thanks to the some early giveaways with which you can construct most of what s about to happen mhmm, no twists either The novel starts somewhat promising but crumples into a muted, unimaginative ending with nothing much left to say.A horrendous lack of detail regarding the crucial money laundering activities, non existent lawyer talk, no legalese, and, worst of all, no gun descriptions or explanations for what the hell Mitch does 20 hours a day, seven days a week with the obscenely large files handed to him He works on them See Some brilliant explanation that involved checking client deposits and interest details lol were scattered in the beginning, but Grisham gives up on the pathetic explanations eventually The book is so full of repetitions it makes you want to kill yourself for reading it Every single bar in the Cayman Islands that finds mention in the book involves the three same things Always Islanders are playing either darts or dominoes There is always a band that is tuning up Mitchel orders the same kind of beer and cheeseburgers.Our guy Mitch barks orders to an FBI Special Agent in the early parts, and the relationship deteriorates later when Mitch can t help calling Tarrance an idiot every time he is required to say something Not joking Tarrance is a sock puppet character who does not come up with any good ideas during these conversations Why converse at all Sadly, Tarrance is made to alternate between Will do , I ll ask my boss , or make some feeble attempt at bargaining in a deal or ask a stupid question The last three options don t bode well for poor Tarrance, and all such replies are followed up by Mitch calling him an idiot.When the FBI and the Mafia are hot on his tail, Mitch also finds, serendipitously, the assistance of an ex con while being holed up in a room at a seedy Motel along Pacific Beach The Mafia also give false leads to the FBI to throw them off his trail Who needs the FBI, right The absolute worst and this no writer should engage in is an extended recital of the events occurring up to a certain point in time in the form a nervous realization by one of the characters, completely ruining the pace and putting the reader to sleep.Eventually you will be tempted to assume that Grisham doesn t have a brain.The book fails to entertain just as much as it fails to inform The uninspired title should ve been a giveaway, but I read the book only because I heard that this was Grisham s big break that made him famous in the 90s I most certainly can t see how I don t advise you to try either Yuck Excellent read suspenseful,entertaining,great plot twist,good character development and nice depth..recommend to all paperback This book is really interesting, well written and absolutely irresistible I m on a mission to read every book that Grisham wrote, because his books never disappoint me. I have scant memories of this thriller that was quickly turned out as a movie by the Hollywood machine I think it was entertaining and at the time a bit of a renegade book in the US which did not really have this kind of lawyer thriller fiction at the time if my memory serves Law Order was not yet on TV lots of cop shows, not so many lawyer ones so I have no idea now, 30 years later how interesting this book would be to re read Am citit acearta carte in vacanta la tara cand eram adolescenta Foarte bine scrisa si actiunea este bine gandita, te tine intr un ritm alert si in suspans pana la ultima pagina. The Firm is very extreme and often unbelievable, but it s still a very well written and gripping story nonetheless. I read this back when it was first released in 1991 At the time I was a teenager who was getting on a plane to visit relatives and I needed something to read to pass the time THE FIRM distracted me the for the long plane trip Just recently I was at the used bookstore looking for a book for my teenage son to read while he is gone for the next 10 weeks working at a Boy Scout camp as a lifeguard The series he is reading wasn t available so I started searching for an alternative The only books I could think of were my romance books and I m sure no 16 year old boy wants to read his mom s romance books I had to think back to my before romance reading days to come up with something I grabbed this book and packed it for him A week and half ago we had to have him at the camp by 9 am which meant we had to be on the road by 6 a.m to make it there with no time to spareon a side notethe camp is located on the Oregon coast The camp owns 2 miles of beachAfter we dropped him off we started heading home along the coastline photo taken by my husbandWe pulled into a small town and found a used bookstore because we needed something to listening to while passing the time in the car We saw this book on audio cassette and bought it Listening to it made me laugh because it had some cheesy music that transitioned the scenes I ll be curious to see if my son will even read it The last time I talked to him he had not even cracked the book open I m sticking to my original rating because at the time I thought this book was the BOMB.
Robin Anthony Herschel Waterfield was born in 1952 and studied Classics at the University of Manchester, specialising in ancient Greek Philosophy He lectured at Newcastle University and St Andrews before joining Penguin books as an editor Currently he is a self employed author whose output includes books on the ancient world as well as Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks.
- 76 pages
- The Firm
- Robin Waterfield
- 15 November 2019 Robin Waterfield