The Client by John Grisham

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In a weedy lot on the outskirts of memphis, two  boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull upt ot the  curb... Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother  were sharing a forbidden cigarrette when a chance  encounter with a suicidal laywer left Mark knowing  a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of  the most sought-after dead body in America. Now  Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad  and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime.  And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love,  who has been a lawyer for all of four years.  Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make  Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep  him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect  her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble  that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them  both their lives.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
 

About John Grisham

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Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker) and all of them have become international bestsellers. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marks his first foray into non-fiction. Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.
 
Published March 9, 2010 by Dell. 498 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Horror, Children's Books, Crime. Fiction

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Grisham's latest opens with a neat hook into the reader's jaw- -and the tension never wavers—as the author strives for a knockout suspenser with echoes of Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson—or at least the reader can't help weighing what he's reading against the darker plots that e...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Client

Publishers Weekly

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Fans of the bestselling Grisham will be pleased to note that he is once more on Firm ground: his latest legal thriller offers a clever, compelling plot coupled with two singular protagonists sure to e

Oct 01 2006 | Read Full Review of The Client

Publishers Weekly

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Fans of the bestselling Grisham will be pleased to note that he is once more on Firm ground: his latest legal thriller offers a clever, compelling plot coupled with two singular protagonists sure to e

Oct 01 2006 | Read Full Review of The Client

Entertainment Weekly

Attention stage parents and theatrical agents: The latest John .

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Entertainment Weekly

In the unsettling opening minutes of The Client, the latest nuts-and-bolts thriller from the John Grisham toolbox, Mark Sway (Brad Renfro), an 11-year-old with the sloe-eyed gleam of a contemporary Tom Sawyer, takes his little brother (David Speck) out for a smoke in the Tennessee backwoods.

Jul 29 1994 | Read Full Review of The Client

Los Angeles Times

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In the movie adaptation of the John Grisham novel "The Client," rebellious 10-year-old Mark Sway is chased by the mob after witnessing the death of a Mafia lawyer and hires a feisty lawyer to protect him.

Jul 28 1994 | Read Full Review of The Client

Los Angeles Times

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"The Pelican Brief" got bogged down in Alan Pakula's oblique moroseness, and now "The Client" comes to us with the mark of Joel Schumacher on it.

Jul 20 1994 | Read Full Review of The Client

The Independent

It describes the adventures of a young go-getter who joins a snazzy Memphis law firm only to learn - too late - that it is a Mafia money laundry.

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Gather Books

Mark Sway was just an eleven-year-old boy taking his younger brother out for a smoke when they stumbled onto something that would change their lives forever.

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Common Sense Media

Later the man shoots himself in the head (offscreen), and Mark is threatened with knives and guns by mobsters.

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Common Sense Media

Police officers and public prosecutors are portrayed as menacing or selfish characters who threaten Mark -- with the exception of the African American judge and Reggie, who is like a mother figure.

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Star Pulse

Full Summary >> Cast: Susan Sarandon - (Reggie Love) Tommy Lee Jones - (Roy Foltrigg) Mary-Louise Parker - (Dianne Sway) Anthony LaPaglia - (Barry Muldano) Anthony Edwards - (Clint Von Hooser) The Client, against all logic, combined a number of dubious plot elements into a fairly entertaining t...

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Variety

In the TV movie, as in Grisham's differently plotted novel and the 1994 hit film, Love becomes enmeshed in a murder case involving a young boy, with the scenery soon strewn with corpses.

Sep 14 1995 | Read Full Review of The Client

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