When Mitchell McDeere qualified third in his class at Harvard, offers poured in from every law firm in America. Bendini, Lambert and Locke were a small, well-respected firm, but their offer exceeded Mitch's wildest expectations: a fantastic salary, a new home, and the keys to a brand new BMW.
It was his dream job – but it was to become his worst nightmare.
Unravelling a complex trail of secret files, undercover surveillance, and millions of dollars of illegal mob money, Mitch stumbles across a shocking conspiracy and a horrifying truth: nobody has ever left Bendini, Lambert and Locke – and anybody who has ever tried has ended up dead.
When I was younger I wanted to grow up and be a lawyer, just like the protaganist in John Grisham's legal thriller, The Firm. Young, bright and extremely smart, Mitch McDeere lands a spot in a small but prestigious Memphis law firm. Unbeknownst to him and his wife Abby, the law firm is owned by the Mafia. Soon Mitch's life hangs in the balance and it becomes a desperate race against time to save himself and the people he loves. Smart, energetic and full of suspense, Grisham does not disappoint. reviewed by 01jl