For the first time in my life, I felt like something other than a young person. I was thirty-two, but in the last seven years I had worked more than most people do in twenty. I was tired, not old but bearing down hard on middle age, and I admitted that I was no longer fresh from college.
The book starts with a bang, hostages are taken in a big lawyer firm. It turns out that our main character is one of them and for him the experience turns out to be life changing. He decides to leave corporate law and work for the poor. Simple story, quite typical for Grisham as well, the guy turned around by his conscience, fighting the big bad companies.
As always with Grisham it is decently written, but this time the story is so typical that I found it difficult to stay interested. We basically know every single thing that will happen from the beginning and the main character is really not that interesting. So this one fell a bit flat for me. I do like Grisham’s books, because they are dependable, they always meet some acceptable standard and some of them are better. This one has only just met the standard, so I’ll be brief and keep it at that.