The Rooster Bar (Hardback)John Grisham (author)
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John Grisham's newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that shouldn't exist.
Law students Mark, Todd and Zola wanted to change the world - to make it a better place. But these days these three disillusioned friends spend a lot of time hanging out in The Rooster Bar, the place where Todd serves drinks.
As third-year students, they realise they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specialising in student loans, the three realise they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
So they begin plotting a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they have to leave law school, pretend they are qualified and go into battle with a billionaire and the FBI...
Ingenious, immersive and page-turning, The Rooster Bar is a John Grisham legal thriller bar none.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest and most popular thriller writers of all time, John Grisham started his career juggling a day job at a small law practice in Mississippi with penning his debut A Time to Kill but real success came with his follow-up novel The Firm when it was picked up for a Hollywood adaptation. Since then he’s repeated this success with worldwide bestsellers including The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 34 mm
"The multi-layered plot is inventively sustained and, as always with Grisham, the scintillating storytelling serves to highlight a substantial issue: the ruinous repercussions of graduate debt and the scandal of "diploma mill" colleges." - The Sunday Times
"A wild, hard-to-put-down romp." - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Smartly told . . . Bravo to Grisham for using his star power to shine another spotlight on an all-too-real problem in this gratifying and all-too-real book." - The Washington Post
"Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit . . . [a] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . The Rooster Bar is written with the same verve Grisham brought to this summer's Camino Island with the same sense that this reliable best-selling author is feeling real pleasure, and not just obligation, in delivering his work." - New York Times
"The reason [Grisham is] so popular is because he's so good. If anything, he may be America's most underrated best selling author, because all he does is write compelling, page-turning fiction, book after book, year after year." -Huffington Post