Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham 344 pages

Sebastian Rudd is a hotshot and cocky rogue lawyer.  Why rogue?  He doesn't have an office - he has a bodyguard/driver/paralegal and a souped up van that serves as his office.  He often defends people no one else want to defend because they are guilty.  He also defends people he feels have been unjustly treated by the criminal justice system. 
If you are guilty, you should expect to pay Rudd big bucks, if you have been railroaded, Rudd just might defend you for free.  Sebastian doesn't have much of a personal life, but he has a 7 year-old son that his ex-wife barely allows him to see.  He is also involved in the local cage-fighting scene, where he is a financial backer of an up and coming fighter.  Life is complicated. 
The book starts out feeling like it will be a collection of short stories, but after the first story and part, the rest of the book's stories are related and  flow.  This is not John Grisham's finest,but it was still enjoyable and kept my interest throughout the story.  The book ended in a way that left the door wide open for us to hear more from Sebastian Rudd.

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