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The client

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: London : Arrow, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Sway, 11, witnesses a Mafia lawyer's suicide, which puts him in danger from Barry the Blade & a politically ambitious U.S. attorney. In the two years since The Firm first captured the imagination of America's readers, John Grisham, with three consecutive number-one bestsellers, has become one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, in The Client, he has written a novel so irresistible, so thoroughly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Legal stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Grisham
ISBN: 0099283417 9780099283416 0099179415 9780099179412
OCLC Number: 39193255
Description: 458, 12 pages
Contents: The Law, the Mob, a murder --
and the mind of an eleven-year-old child ... An eleven-year-old has discovered a secret that not even an adult should know. A US State senator is dead, and Mark Sway is the only one who knows where the body is hidden. The FBI want him to tell them where it is at whatever cost to Mark and his family. The killer wants him silenced forever. Only one lawyer can save him from these twin threats. Together with Mark she must take on the might of the state and the wiles of a cold-blooded killer.
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"Grisham at his best.""--The Atlanta Journal""Engrossing . . . Grisham keeps the pages of "The Client" turning faster than lawyers can scribble on legal pads."--"San Francisco Chronicle""The desire Read more...

 
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