Publishers Weekly says, "Grisham's gripping fiction debut describes the inner workings of a law firm. Readers will be totally hooked by this unusual and absorbing story." My husband says this is the book that made him a reader—it was the first novel he couldn’t put down!
When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray–doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail–already knew: You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch’s firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice–if he wants to live.