Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345530561, 488pp.
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a boutique law firm. "Boutique, "as in "chic, selective, "and "prosperous." Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way or, more accurately, stumbles in. After leaving a fast-track career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg.
Now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is.
Includes an excerpt of John Grisham's "Calico Joe" and a special preview of his upcoming novel "The Racketeer.
“John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we’ve got.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Grisham holds up that same mirror to our age as Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities.”—The Boston Globe
“A mighty narrative talent.”—Chicago Sun-Times