John Grisham Returns To Legal Matters In His Newest Novel The Rooster Bar
Anyone could envy John Grisham his speed of writing. Only this summer we recommended to grab his new non-legal novel Camino Island on the way to your summer holidays and voilà - November features his newest book The Rooster Bar.
The writer comes back to his business as usual and presents yet another legal thriller, which introduces the reader to a law firm standing on a shaky ground. Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .
The New York Times has already called the novel "a buoyant, mischievous thriller". Whether the praise is well-deserved, it's time to find out for ourselves.