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Gray Mountain

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track -- until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legal stories
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Grisham
ISBN: 9780385537148 038553714X 1101964871 9781101964873 9781629531793 1629531790 9780345543257 0345543254 9780385363167 0385363168
OCLC Number: 877911289
Description: 368 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track --
until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town's legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to "help real people with real problems." For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets. Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.
Other Titles: Grey mountain
Responsibility: John Grisham.

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