Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
My Pick this Week:

The partners at Finley & Figg—all two of them—often refer to themselves as “a boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.
And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he’s suddenly unemployed, any job—even one with Finley & Figg—looks okay to him.
With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.
A little online research confirms Wally’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won’t even have to enter a courtroom!
It almost seems too good to be true.
And it is.

*Excerpt taken from Barnes and Noble

Book Details:

Title: The Litigators
Author: John Grisham
Genre: Adult Fiction
Hardcover: 400pp
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday
Release Date: October 25, 2011
ISBN: 0385535139
ISBN-13: 9780385535137 

Why I'm Waiting:

I'm a John Grisham nut! I can't get enough of his books or his writing style. I read many of his books before I started this blog, that's why you don't see any reviews of his books up on here. I can't wait for this book to come out! Grisham has a way of writing that just pulls me in and makes it hard for me to put down his book. The only problem I have with Grisham books is that I don't get enough sleep when I get a new one.

What are you waiting for?



  1. I've skipped the past few, I think, but I've always enjoyed him. I need to catch up!

  2. haven't read anything by him! crazy, i know!

    here's my post! i'd love it if you'd stop by and let me know what you think, or what you are reading right now! :)