Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
The novel is broken up into mini books about each case, lawyer Sebastian Rudd defends. At first I did not like this format for a novel as I began interested in reading the first case and then found myself reading something different. I thought that the first case would be the focus of the novel, so the abrupt change was surprising. But since the book is so well written and captivating I continued to read.
Thankfully the author weaves in Rudd’s son, relationships, past clients from cases you have just read about into the new cases.
This novel is more of a ‘snap shot’ of a variety of cases and clients who range from innocent, guilty with reason, very guilty and extremely dangerous with Rudd defending and dealing with them all.
Sarcasm, dark humor and wit keeps the novel lighter than one would think reading about a defense lawyer and criminal cases that are disturbing in detail. Even though Rudd throughout the novel is defending, cutting deals and manipulating the system for himself and his clients, the reader does feel a likeability to him and gains a better understanding of the cases and moral dilemmas that defense attorneys have to rappel with.
Well written characters, gripping cases, a book for everyone, not just those who enjoy reading about the law and trials.
As the novel finished I wanted to continue to turn the pages to read about the next case.
Would definitely recommend to others. 4 out of 5 stars.
Happy Reading. ♥