- Author John Grisham
I usually enjoy John Grisham books, and this one had all the hallmarks of a good story but it didn’t quite work for me. I liked the in court dialogue, where things can turn on a knife edge, and it’s all about being smart and playing the long game, but it took an awful long time to get there.
And actually, in all that pre-amble, there really weren’t very many likeable characters. David seemed to be the one most likely to be the hero but even he was a bit off. Finley & Figg were awful, and the bigger corporations appeared to be doing wrong at every turn. And the potential tort plaintiffs weren’t all that inspiring either. I guess it’s a more truthful picture of high stakes lawsuits - that there isn’t really a winner and no one comes out of it looking good, but still.
It reads well, and comes to a happy ending, I was glad that Rochelle and the Burmese family were treated well in the end, but otherwise it wasn’t all that satisfying a story.