Author: John Grisham
File size (Pages): 2532 KB (352)
Challenges: 2012 Support Your Library
Description: The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way—or, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg.
Now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: I was pretty lukewarm about this book and the book was pretty much the same as most of his other books that he has written. In otherwords, it was a quick read and didn't require a lot of thought to read it, although I enjoyed the case with the lead-tainted toy more than the main story.
Bottom line: This is a book that would be good for reading when waiting for an airplane or while on vacation.
Books for 2012: 20193