The Litigators by John Grisham
(Doubleday, 2011, 385 pages)
The Litigators is another of John Grisham’s well-written legal thrillers. It is the story of the barely-scraping-by boutique law firm of Finley and Figg. In The Litigators, Oscar Finley and his partner, Wally Figg, unexpectly add a new lawyer to their firm. They also take on the biggest product liability case of their careers.
I enjoy reading John Grisham’s novels, but I think The Litigators has to be among my favorites. Grisham uses lots of humor in this novel. You know a novel is going to be fun when the law firm’s dog is named AC which is short for Ambulance Chaser. The story also features a 97-year-old woman who makes regular trips to a local bar to drink Pearl Harbors. The story pulls you in from the very beginning and keeps your attention until the end.
John Grisham seems to be popping up in many places these days. While he continues to write legal thrillers, he also has a young adult series of books and a new television show based on his bestseller, The Firm. The Litigators is recommended for anyone who likes a fast-paced legal thriller mixed with a little humor.