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Firm, the (1991) [Novel]
by John Grisham Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (46 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought 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 him a decorator. Mitch McDeere 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.

Original title: The Firm
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryLegal Thriller


  • Cover blurb: "They made him an offer he should have refused."
  • To Renée


Edition #1: Firm, the

Firm, the (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Irresistible... seizes the reader on the opening page and propels him through 400 more..." Peter Prescot, Newsweek
  • "L.A. Law meets The Godfather... the next book you'll see everybody reading—the way we all carted around Presumed Innocent" USA Today
  • "Taut, fast and relentless... a ride worth taking." San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Keeps readers hooked... from the creepy first chapters... to the vise-tightening midsection and on to the take-the-money-and-run finale." The Wall Street Journal
  • "Reads like a whirlwind!" Chicago Tribune
  • "Wonderful!" Los Angeles Times
  • "Gripping... compelling." Buffalow News
  • "Nail-biting suspense!" Cosmopolitan
  • "Dynamite!" Booklist
  • "A mean-and-lean page-turner." New Woman
  • "Suspense on multiple levels." The Washington Post Book World
  • "Hallucinatory entertainment... terrifically exciting... grips and propels." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Truly exceptional... like a cross between Scott Turow and Mario Puzo, Grisham not only sets up his story well, he sees it through all the way to an unpredictable end." Book Talk
  • "A winner... positioned to fly off the bookshelves... Grisham, a criminal defense lawyer, has an eye for the details of his profession. Wherever his plot goes, the novel carries the authenticity of someone who has been there and was paying attention." The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
  • "Gripping... unusual and absorbing... readers will be totally hooked.... Grisham, a criminal defense attorney, describes law office procedures at the highest levels, smotthly meshing them with the criminal events of the narrative." Publishers Weekly
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Manifested in:

The Firm (August 19, 1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780440211457
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.6 x 1.3 in
Pages: 432

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The Firm (January 4, 1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing
ISBN: 9780440211457
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.7 x 1.3 in
Pages: 501

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