The King of Torts by John Grisham
Published November 23, 2004
- Author John Grisham
Clay Carter is in a low paid but moral job, until the opportunity arrives for riches and stardom. An unknown informer helps him set up his company and gather clients, and it isn’t long until his morals are taking a battering.
Clay is an interesting character because in his desperation to get somewhere in life, he’s willing to sacrifice his principles and lower his standards. Once he has money, he begins to change and it’s interesting to see whether he can hold on to any of his opinions from before. It’s an interesting insight into what could be a stereotypical view of how money affects you.
You know from the start that he’s going to be knocked down a peg or two but it manages to keep interest all the way. Up to the usual Grisham standard.