59/100 of King of Torts – John Grisham
Another damn good writer who was my favorite right from school and college days – picked up three of his books including this one and plan to finish them back to back, so I get the Grisham taste back. Like its said about his writing that he teaches you (readers and lawyers) what they don’t teach at the law school. Precisely fantastic (read corrupt) ideas to make a struggling lawyers story from rags to riches and told in a superb thrilling way. Story of Clay Carter who happens to be a nobody, no one knows him suddenly shots to fame when he gets some insider information about a drug gone wrong by manufacturer. Trusting his source he starts a game of cat and mouse chasing company’s who have done something wrong so they give in easily in out of court settlements, imagine with millions or billions are involved. Starting the story from a mere $40K salary to his private jet worth millions that too in less then a years time – it was such an amazing and trust-able experience that I was totally hooked and it indeed made me think why I didn’t become a lawyer myself – ROFL. Author’s note in the end was good too where he clears all doubts that its part fact and part fiction including the places, roads, buildings etc.