The Client

The Client

Book - 1993
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Present at the suicide of a New Orleans defense attorney, a young boy hires a lawyer to protect himself, sharing with her the dead attorney's shocking last words and hiding from her some dangerous information

Blackwell North Amer
In the two years since The Firm first captured the imagination of America's readers, John Grisham, with three consecutive number-one bestsellers, has become one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, in The Client, he has written a novel so irresistible, so thoroughly entertaining and satisfying, that it is sure not only to please his millions of fans, but to win him new ones as well.
This is the story of eleven-year-old Mark Sway, who, as the novel opens, witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator, whose accused killer, Mafia thug Barry Muldanno, is about to go to trial. The police, the federal prosecutor and the FBI pressure Mark to tell them the attorney's last words, but he knows that with the mob watching his every move, revealing his secret will almost surely get him killed.
So Mark, streetwise and old beyond his years, hires a lawyer: Reggie Love, a fifty-two-year-old divorcee who's been through more than anyone could imagine and survived, basically, because she's tough. And feisty. And loves helping kids overlooked or abused by the system. But when Mark's life is threatened, and Reggie discovers her office has been bugged, and even the Juvenile Court judge says Mark has no choice but to talk, she realizes that this time she's in way over her head. But then Mark comes up with a plan... a crazy plan, in Reggie's opinion, but it's their only hope. And it just might work.
With the page-turning suspense and terrific plot twists that have become John Grisham's trademark, he has once again crafted a novel that simply cannot be put down. But in The Client Grisham has gone a step further - with a cast of unforgettable characters headed by the most original hero in years, he has mixed equal parts humor and warmth to truly expand the boundaries of the legal thriller.

Baker
& Taylor

Present at the suicide of a New Orleans defense attorney, a young boy hires a lawyer to protect himself, sharing with her the dead attorney's shocking last words and hiding from her some dangerous information. 500,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385424714
038542471X
Characteristics: 422 p. ; 24 cm

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dianachernov1712
Jul 15, 2018

It's a great book! Everything happens so fast that you barley have time to turn the pages.

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rahmmie
Feb 05, 2016

Excellent book by Grisham with two great main characters. Good plot and dialogue, fast-paced, very entertaining

Liz6 Oct 06, 2011

This book is thriler. Although it took me longer than one sitting to finish it, i enjoyed it very very much. I wished it would never end!!!!!!! =D

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Anthony20
Dec 13, 2010

love this book! .

mybibliothike Aug 02, 2010

Two young boys are traumatised and followed by the mafia after witnessing a man trying to kill himself. Thrilling and suspensfull

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yo89999
Jun 22, 2016

A boy named Mark Sway is out smoking with his brother Ricky. A man pulls up in a black Lincoln with many secrets, one of which he shares with Mark. Now, suddenly, Mark is being called to court, the mafia is after him and his trailer is burned down. Read the book to find out what happens to Mark.

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