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I did my first semester exams sometime in mid December last year. It was a crazy time of late night studying, long but helpful group discussions and three hours spent mulling over each paper trying to convince the lecturers to at least give me a pass. It was a stressful time and so I decided to take breaks from studying by doing some light reading. The first book that I read was Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham. The second one was Never Seduce a Sheikh by Jackie Ashenden. Both books kept me from losing my sanity.
I love all books by John Grisham and have read all but the Gray Mountain. Grisham’s latest book, Rogue Lawyer, is about Sebastian Rudd, a street lawyer. Rudd is the kind of lawyer that law enforcement officers hate and all criminals definitely want to hire. He takes all kinds of cases especially the most controversial ones and uses courtroom tactics that make each case quite exhilarating.
Sebastian Rudd is not your usual lawyer; for starters, his office is in a mobile bulletproof van. In the course of his career, Rudd has made all kinds of enemies from the police, gang members and even other lawyers. He is forced to take extra security measures like carrying a gun and having his bodyguard with him at all times. Rudd likes his liquor and also has an interest in underground cage fights.
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham has a good, easy flow. It’s quite thrilling right from the start when Rudd takes a controversial case that seems pretty much open and shut. Everyone appears to have made up their mind about his client long before the trial begun. It’s not a case that any other lawyer wants to take but that is what makes it enthralling to Rudd.
Unlike other books by John Grisham, Rogue Lawyer focuses on different cases although Rudd plays a part in each. For instance, there is a case about a home invasion gone wrong, an inmate on death row and a serial killer. All the different cases are entwined. In one instance; Rudd invests in a cage fighter, later the fighter kills a referee and ends up becoming Rudd’s client.
Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham will keep you at the edge of your seat. It is suspenseful and entertaining. I remember getting to the last pages and slowing down, trying to savor each moment and make the story last longer. It is amazing that even after so many years; John Grisham still remains one of the best fiction writers of all time.
Other books by Grisham worth checking out:
You can find my reviews of ‘The Confession’ and ‘Sycamore Row’ here:https://ahavenforbooklovers.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/the-confession-by-john-grisham/