Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake and Sweeney, a giant Washington law firm. He was a rising star, with no time to waste, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers, no time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived, his assailant did not.
Who was this homeless man? Michael did some digging and found a dirty secret and the secret involved Drake and Sweeney. 'No one does it better than Grisham. This latest novel is as unputdownable as ever' Daily Telegraph 'Fluent and fascinating. Few writers have so much to say, the skills to make reading what they say an irresistible pleasure -- and the clout to be able to say it to an audience of millions' Independent 'Compelling... Grisham is more adept at getting the reader to turn the page than almost any writer working today' Daily Mail
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