Rogue Lawyer: A Novel
- Publish Date: 2016-07-26
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John Grisham
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢Â NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR â¢ Featuring one of John Grishamâs most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
On the right side of the lawâsort ofâSebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. His office is a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, and fine leather chairs. He has no firm, no partners, and only one employee: his heavily armed driver, who also so happens to be his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddie. Sebastian drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. He defends people other lawyers wonât go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult; 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 Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trialâeven if he has to bend the law to secure one.
Praise for Rogue Lawyer
âTerrific . . . inventive . . . Grisham still makes it look easy.ââMaureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
âSebastian Rudd is . . . a kind of twenty-first-century Philip Marlowe . . . with a blunt, rude, gravelly poetic wiseguy voice.ââBenjamin Percy, The New York Times Book Review
âDeeply engaging and entertaining . . . [Grisham finds] intense drama in the little skirmishes that play out across our legal system every day.ââCharles Finch, USA Today
âGrisham has taken a step in an intriguing new direction.ââJanet Maslin, The New York Times