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Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  

Gray Mountain

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Grisham is the master of the courtroom thriller and fans would be the first to admit that this isn’t his best, though it’s still hugely enjoyable. Mostly focused on the tensions between what happens when a young aspirational New York lawyer finds herself doing legal aid in small town Kentucky and before long is mixed up with a local attorney and his brother who are picking a fight with the big local mining company, happily destroying land and lives for profit. Much focuses on our heroine’s ‘will she won’t she’ feelings about life in the sticks and helping people versus making money as much as it is about her feelings for the brothers. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like John Grisham you might also like to read books by Richard North Patterson, James Patterson and David Baldacci.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A week ago, Samantha Kofer had an impressive job, in New York’s largest law firm. But, a victim of the Lehman Bros in collective collapse, she has lost her job and finds herself as an unpaid intern in a legal-aid clinic in small-town Appalachia. Her first case in these new more straitened circumstances is to put more than her career on the line, as she finds that in this small town, physical danger is part of the job description.
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Synopsis

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

America's greatest storyteller brings us a new masterpiece of legal courage and gripping suspense - and his finest heroine since The Pelican Brief. Donovan Gray is ruthless and fearless. Just the kind of lawyer you need, deep in small-town Appalachia. Samantha Kofer is a world away from her former life at New York's biggest law firm. If she is going to survive in coal country, she needs to start learning fast. Because as Donovan knows only too well, the mountains have their own laws. And standing up for the truth means putting your life on the line ...

Reviews

'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' Telegraph

'An important new novel Washington Post The best thriller writer alive -- Ken Follett Leaves one eager for more' Spectator

About the Author

John Grisham

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Publication date

2nd July 2015

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John Grisham

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Political / legal thriller

ISBN

9781444765656

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