In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the... show more
In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America. Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them both their lives.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: March 16th 2010
Pages no: 566
Edition language: English
I revisited this story more than 20 years after I first read it, and was pleased to find that it held up reasonably well. The characters and plot are still interesting, and it was just as fun to see 11 year old Mark and his lawyer work to out-maneuver the politicians, the FBI, and the mob. Grisham's...
This is my first John Grisham book and I can see what all the hype is about.His style of writing is trully interesting and entertaining. I thought the use of the different points of view was ingenious, quite the page-turner. I think that's why I reached to the middle of the book on the first day of ...
YAAAAAYYY! I LOVED THIS BOOK! Man it was an enjoyable read! I don't feel like critiquing everything so I'm just going to ramble it all out. The writing was really smooth. Smooth like butter on hot toast or cream in your coffee. Absolutely impeccable writing! You just fly through the book. It runs li...
This is a fun book that also became a fun movie. When I read it I wanted to become a lawyer, so it obviously appealed. It's easy to read and will keep you tense. It's not brilliant, but then that doesn't mean it wasn't fun.