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The litigators: a novel

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The partners at Finley & Figg--all two of them--often refer to themselves as "a boutique law firm." Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who've been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago. And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he's suddenly unemployed, any job--even one with Finley & Figg--looks okay to him. With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money. A little online research confirms Wally's suspicions--a huge plaintiffs' firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won't even have to enter a courtroom! It almost seems too good to be true. And it is. The Litigators is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that have made John Grisham America's favorite storyteller.
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9780385535137
161637893
9780739378335
9780307943224
9780307943194
9780385535250
9781616378936
9780345536884
034553056
9780345530561
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Grouped Work ID a2018840-2c69-3a13-cef6-3d500d683542
Full title litigators
Author grisham john
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
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subject_facet Anticholesteremic agents -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction, Class actions (Civil procedure) -- Fiction, Drugs -- Law and legislation -- Fiction, Large type books, Law firms -- Fiction, Legal stories, Legal stories, American, Products liability -- Drugs -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Suspense fiction, American
title_display The litigators : a novel
title_full The Litigators, The litigators / John Grisham, The litigators : a novel / John Grisham, The litigators [sound recording] : a novel / John Grisham, The litigators [text (large print)] / John Grisham
title_short The litigators :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Anticholesteremic agents, Audiobooks, Class actions (Civil procedure), Drugs, Fiction, Large type books, Law and legislation, Law firms, Legal stories, American, Products liability, Suspense, Suspense fiction, American, Thriller