He is not afraid to get down and dirty. Fingers crossed the second one is more complex and compeling. One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, 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. From the very start, I was hooked, and Grisham was able to keep me hooked throughout the novel. For the life of me, I have no idea why. But those of us who have savored his previous books know what this incredible author is capable of. He didn't really care what people thought and he worked hard when he knew his client was innocent and getting a raw deal.
While he battles an ex-wife with a vendetta who seeks to use their son as a pawn, Rudd is able to dazzle the reader and his client with his antics, but at what cost? Rudd is the only lawyer for miles around willing to defend him, but not out of some misplaced chivalric legal impulse. He is not the usual type of lawyer; he works in a bullet-proof van because he makes enemies. This argument is strengthened yet again in this novel. Click the Buy Now With One Click Button, and learn everything about Rogue Lawyer. Gardy was essentially convicted the day he was arrested, and his trial is only a formality. Didn't think much of the book for about the first 60%. This is a collection of varied, loosely connected vignettes.
Possibly it is no different in other countries. The book is almost a series of short stories that are loosely connected and as soon as each case had captured my attention it was over and moved on. The state police are providing protection during the trial, but I get the clear impression these guys are just not into it. Sebastian drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. The prosecutor knows this but has no spine and is up for reelection next year. Yes, she is a bad parent, but that doesn't make him a good one. On the right side of the law--sort of--Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer.
Since everyone is convinced of Gardy's guilt, Rudd faces a tough slog in trying to spring him and nail the real killer. Working solely by word of mouth, Rudd believes that everyone, no matter their history, personality, or mindset, deserves a lawyer and their day in court. I hammered at Smut for eight full hours, one long exhausting day. He has one employee, a bodyguard and general assistant, who drives him from appointment to appointment and who attempts to protect him from the large numbers of people on both sides of the law who would like to do him harm. But when you have only 65 pages to tell a story, should roughly 25% of it be a detailed recount of a fight. In another case, Rudd is defending a brutal killer who has already been convicted and is on death row, and in consequence he's not a very popular guy with the general public either. I haven't read a Grisham in years.
Because Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial—even if he has to bend the law to secure one. Grisham still makes it look easy. John Grisham's run of poor overly dark books continues. For the first time, the main character wasn't the hero type but was of questionable character, and there were no supporting characters of substance. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best. However, he does not skim the waters and churn out fluff, keeping his mind sharp and his readers entertained until the closing lines of the last chapter. She does not want him involved.
Basically a ridiculous, unbelievable plot with ridiculous characters. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best. The law is his life. 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. Then around a third of the way through I became a little bit bored and I was wondering when things were going to pick up. Because Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial—even if he has to bend the law to secure one.
All of my pretrial motions were denied. Do we really want fair trials? Bullet Bob claims to be a relative of one of the dead girls and was quoted as saying something to the effect that a trial was a waste of time. On the right side of the law sort of Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. I've read a couple of John Grisham's novels; this book was the most entertaining, gripping from beginning to end. Partner does not speak unless spoken to. After a few years, that firm blew up and I was on my own, out on the street with plenty of others, scrambling to make a buck. Of course, we have room for another controversial witty, unorthodox hero — ready to fight an unjust and corrupt legal system, with less concern of morals or values.
The anti-police and prosecutor case that is presented at the beginning of the book eventually fades away completely and is not mentioned again in later portions of the book, which is really a collection of stories, rather than one cohesive story. Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham's most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Grisham still makes it look easy. They view me the same way most people do. .
This book introduces us to Sebastian Rudd, a lawyer who handles the clients no one else wants to take on. Why go down the already troddened path of the Lincoln Lawyer? Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. While reading this, I had the feeling that his agent was pressuring him to write another novel and he just didn't have a story in mind. Some of these clients include: Gardy, an innocent man being wrongfully convicted for murder; Link, a mob leader who killed a judge and is facing death row; Tadeo, a cage fighter who gets into trouble while fighting in the ring. I really enjoyed this book.