The Firm

by John Grisham


4.33 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

4.33 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Description:

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.

501
English
Thrill Mystery Adventure, Genre

About The Author

John Ray Grisham, Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.

John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He practiced criminal law for about a decade and served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990.

He began writing his first novel, A Time to Kill, in 1984; it was published in June 1989. As of 2012, his books had sold over 275 million copies worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell 2 million copies on a first printing; the others are Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling.

Grisham’s first bestseller was The Firm (1991); it sold more than seven million copies. The book was adapted into a 1993 feature film of the same name, starring Tom Cruise, and a 2012 TV series which “continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel.” Eight of his other novels have also been adapted into films: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill.


Average Reader Rating

4.33 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for The Firm

  1. 4 out of 5

    “Amazing Reading”

  2. 5 out of 5

    The Firm by John Grisham will draw you into a situation where the choices you make not only affect you, but also the people who depend on you. When a young lawyer named Mitch McDeere has to choose between staying with a corrupt business or doing the right thing.The decisions that are made throughout the book are told by the lawyer Mitch. The story is centered around Mitch McDeere. He finished 3rd in his class at Harvard Law School. All the top law firms are trying to get Mitch to work for them. He decides to join a small firm in Memphis called Bendini, Lambert & Locke. They offer him a deal he finds hard to refuse. Even though this story is fictional, you feel as though John Grisham has explained it as though he had experienced it before. This book makes you wonder what you would have done if you were Mitch, as he tries to keep his bosses, the Mafia, from finding out about him talking to the FBI.
    I think that the theme of the story is about making choices you will have to live with. The Firm is a good example of how large corporations can deceive and manipulate their employees with money and blackmail. This book shows how deception and betrayal are everywhere, including the people who are supposed to fight for justice.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mitch McDeere is near the top of his Harvard Law School graduating class and can virtually have his pick of jobs with high-powered Wall Street firms. But at the last minute, he agrees to an interview with a small Memphis firm, Bendini, Lambert & Locke. The firm’s search committee has carefully vetted Mitch and has selected him as their number one draft pick for the year. They bring Mitch and his wife Abby to visit Memphis and make him an offer that is too good to refuse.McDeere is obviously caught between a rock and the proverbial hard place: If he doesn’t help the FBI, he’s going to wind up in jail, but if he does, he could wind up in the grave. The only way out is for Mitch to prove that he’s smarter and more resourceful than either the FBI or the mob.This is an engrossing story with appealing characters. Grisham gleefully describes the inner workings of a law office while at the same time weaving an exciting tale that ends with a great climax. It’s not a legal thriller in the traditional sense in that it does not involve any courtroom scenes, but it provides plenty of thrills everywhere else.

  4. 4 out of 5

    This was the first novel I’ve read of John Grisham and it inspired some of the most important decisions of my life. It affected me so much that it irrevocable changed my life for all eternity. (I’m probably exaggerating but most of it’s true.)First of all, because of this book, I took up Accounting as my major in college. This book painted a very exciting picture of how an accountant’s life could be very exciting. It showed how he could steal from the Mob and get away with it. Who wouldn’t want that kind of exciting life? You should realize that I read this book when I was in high school, and yes I knew it was fiction, but I was young and gullible. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and I read this book. It made an quite an impression on me. Of course, after 4 years in college and about to graduate and become a CPA, I’ve realized that being an accountant is not all that exciting after. Like seriously. It’s not. Don’t be an accountant. You’ll die of absolute boredom.Second, it cemented my desire to be a lawyer. Even when I was younger, I already wanted to be a lawyer, but was unsure on what pre-law course to take (hence, the accountancy major). I was argumentative opinionated and I had a domineering and arrogant personality. Perfect lawyer material right? So this book is the reason why I’ll go to law school after college. Oh my god I just realized that this review has totally gone nuts. This is no longer a review but a life story. Omfg I’m so sorry. To anyone who’s reading this, I’m amazed that you have gone this far. But I’m quite sure nobody will be reading this so I’m gonna say what I want to say. Read this friggin book. It’s awesome. And it might change your life as it has changed mine.

  5. 5 out of 5

    This was the first novel I’ve read of John Grisham and it inspired some of the most important decisions of my life. It affected me so much that it irrevocable changed my life for all eternity. (I’m probably exaggerating but most of it’s true.)First of all, because of this book, I took up Accounting as my major in college. This book painted a very exciting picture of how an accountant’s life could be very exciting. It showed how he could steal from the Mob and get away with it. Who wouldn’t want that kind of exciting life? You should realize that I read this book when I was in high school, and yes I knew it was fiction, but I was young and gullible. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and I read this book. It made an quite an impression on me. Of course, after 4 years in college and about to graduate and become a CPA, I’ve realized that being an accountant is not all that exciting after. Like seriously. It’s not. Don’t be an accountant. You’ll die of absolute boredom.Second, it cemented my desire to be a lawyer. Even when I was younger, I already wanted to be a lawyer, but was unsure on what pre-law course to take (hence, the accountancy major). I was argumentative opinionated and I had a domineering and arrogant personality. Perfect lawyer material right? So this book is the reason why I’ll go to law school after college. Oh my god I just realized that this review has totally gone nuts. This is no longer a review but a life story. Omfg I’m so sorry. To anyone who’s reading this, I’m amazed that you have gone this far. But I’m quite sure nobody will be reading this so I’m gonna say what I want to say. Read this friggin book. It’s awesome. And it might change your life as it has changed mine.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mitchell McDeere is sought after by one of the country’s top law firms. Bendini, Lamdert & Locke from Memphis wants Mitchel and offer him wealth and a chance to start his promising legal career in ernest in exchange for his loyalty and service. They agree to pay his student loans, find him a new home, even offer him a brand new car. All this is too much for Mitchell to pass up, so he forgoes offers from firms in New York and Chicago and agrees to move to Memphis. But Mitchell soon finds out that he’s in way over his head. The FBI wants to take down the firm because in reality, it’s a front for one of the mafias most powerful crime families. And they need Mitchell’s help to bring them to justice. From here, it’s a a remarkable game of cat and mouse as Mitchell, torn between two worlds, tries to escape with his life from the mobsters who will stop at nothing to keep their secret safe.

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