my first experience reading John Grisham begins now. no special reason for starting with this one, or for finally getting to Grisham now, except that I’m working my way through virtually all of the books reviewed positively in issues of Crime Scene Magazine I acquired while it was being published...and that means reading this book. now that I’ve teed it up, I’m curious, and kind of excited to get to it.
This was the first book I read by John Grisham, so very many years ago. I recently re-read the book (listening wherever I could) and I felt like I was reading another book by the same author.
In this story, Mitch is getting ready to graduate from Law School and he is being recruited by a firm from Nashville, TN and they offer him a lot of money and many perks to come to their firm, but the problem is that after it is announced that he has passed the bar and works for the firm, he is hunted by the FBI to help them prove the wrongdoing of the firm. He finds out that what the FBI was telling him is true and he begins to get the stuff they want together, but he will only give them what they want when he gets what he wants, including his brother being released from jail.
It was interesting the intrigue, but I did feel that I had seen some of it in other books.
First time in a couple of years I grabbed a John Grisham novel and I enjoyed it. I am not sure exactly what it is about his writing style that I enjoy, but I always keep turning pages when I read one of his novels. His earliest novels were all fantastic stories, but like many authors of yearly thrillers, his later stories were not as engaging. This particular novel is not a legal thriller, but it is about a rare book heist. I wouldn't necessarily call it a mystery as we know exactly who is doing what the entire time, but I did enjoy reading how the story played out. I will probably pick up anther of his novels at the library in the near future.