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Rogue Lawyer
by John Grisham

Published: 2015-10-20
Hardcover : 344 pages
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On the right side of the law. Sort of.
 
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no ...
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On the right side of the law. Sort of.
 
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who’s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun.
 
Sebastian defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house.  Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn’t like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system’s notions of ethical behavior.
 
Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

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Why did Grisham write the women this way? What is he trying to say?
by lizblair (see profile) 03/29/16

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by [email protected] (see profile) 06/15/16

Much better Grisham novels to read for book club. This one was made up of different stories and it took a while to weave together. My major complaint, was I didn't like any of the characters -- they were... (read more)

 
by momster90 (see profile) 04/09/16

Maybe his best book so far, except for 'AN INNOCENT MAN'.
He's giving us a perspective that the whole nation needs to see.
As far as one reviewer's comments about stereotypical women, they

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  "The Rogue Lawyer can help solve crimes BUT warning!"by lizblair (see profile) 03/29/16

If you like mysteries and John Grisham, you should like this book. It is like reading a collection of short stories. But be warned, Grisham's women in this book are stereotypical;a bitchy ex-wife and a... (read more)

 
by michelleferg (see profile) 02/19/16

 
  "Will we see more stories about Sebastian "by Donna2015 (see profile) 01/03/16

I have always enjoyed John Grishams books. However, this one would not be a favorite. It was hard to like any of the characters. Several mentioned were just barely part of the story, if at all. I couldn't... (read more)

 
  "Typical Grisham, but not as exciting as some of his novels."by thewanderingjew (see profile) 11/27/15

Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham, author, Mark Deakins, narrator
Sebastian Rudd is the rogue lawyer who defends hard to defend plaintiffs, plaintiffs that most lawyers reject. Once married to a w
... (read more)

 
  "ROGUE LAWYER by John Grisham"by mistyviolet (see profile) 11/04/15

NOT a short story collection.
Grisham proves once again that he is not a formula writer – or at least his formula keeps changing – and always for the better! ROGUE LAWYER begins as a
... (read more)

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