The Client

By John Grisham
(Doubleday, Hardcover, 9780385424714, 432pp.)

Publication Date: February 1, 1993

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Description

In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two  boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the  curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother  were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance  encounter with a suicidal lawyer 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.




About the Author

John Grisham lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi. His previous novels are A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and The Partner.




Praise For The Client

"Heart -pounding!" -- The Orlando  Sentinel.

"Grisham is  an absolute master!" --The  Washington Post.

"Engrossing!" --  San Francisco Chronicle.

"Absorbing... Wildly original... His best book yet."  --Cosmopolitan.

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