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The Client: A Novel

by John Grisham

Random House Publishing Group | December 27, 2011 | Trade Paperback

The Client: A Novel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother are sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer leaves Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most-sought-after dead body in America.

Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client—even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom . . . or cost them both their lives.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 7.53 × 4.25 × 1.31 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345531922

ISBN - 13: 9780345531926

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This was a pretty good mystery book. Although I wasn't sure when I started it, mainly cause the main character was an 11 year old boy. But I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and couldn't wait to see what smart ass comment came outta Mark Sway's mouth next.
Date published: 2008-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I read this book for a school project. I needed 45 points and this book had a lot of points, so i figured I'd read it and get it over with. I absolutely loved this book. From the first chapter it had me caught in its world. I finished the book after 1 week, most of this week the book was either in my hand or very close by. John Grisham's writing style is quite unique because it incorporates suspense, and humour, which is hard to do. I loved it so much i started another, and so far it's just as good as the Client was. This book is called A Time To Kill.
Date published: 2003-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Client I just finished reading the Cient in 5 days. I couldn't put it down. A must read book. John Grisham's best!
Date published: 2002-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Client Well like all of Johns books this one was great. But it also had some dry parts. But the ending was like you could not put down the book, it was very good.
Date published: 2001-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from his best this is definatly grishams best a thriller with a human feel
Date published: 2001-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Gem. This is, I think , the best book John Grisham ever wrote. If you saw the movie and loved it , you should read the book because it is twice as good .
Date published: 2000-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cilent The Client is the best John Grisham novel yet! Grisham's style of writing makes you feel as if you are a part of the storyline, a character in the book. This is the most amazing novel I have ever read! It is a real page turner!
Date published: 2000-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ashley's Opinion: I thought this book was entertaining and intellengently well written. It was funny in all the approiate places. The book was enjoyable to read and in my opinion one of the better books he has written.
Date published: 2000-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from His worst book I thought this was his worst book to date...after reading this book I never read another of his. I felt that as he continues to spit out books a two or three a year they get worse and worse. If you want to read a good book read his first "A Time to Kill". I would rate that a 5 and this a 2.
Date published: 2000-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rocks This book rocks it keeps the suspence up and you never know what is gonna happen next.
Date published: 2000-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!!! This book is amazing! It keeps you going till the end. Keeps you in suspense, and wanting to keep reading. Definately a book to add to your collection of John Grisham books.
Date published: 2000-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Book! I just loved this book! I didn't want to put it down. The first Grisham book I've ever read! Certainly got me started on the rest of his novels.
Date published: 1999-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great work! This is one of your best work yet. I enjoyed it a lot...it was captivating, smart and fun...
Date published: 1999-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Client Very clever, original and funny to read i'm waiting for the next one John!
Date published: 1999-08-21

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The Client: A Novel

by John Grisham

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 7.53 × 4.25 × 1.31 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345531922

ISBN - 13: 9780345531926

About the Book

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother are sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer leaves Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most-sought-after dead body in America.
Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client--even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom . . . or cost them both their lives.

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ONE MARK WAS ELEVEN and had been smoking off and on for two years, never trying to quit but being careful not to get hooked. He preferred Kools, his ex-father''s brand, but his mother smoked Virginia Slims at the rate of two packs a day, and he could in an average week pilfer ten or twelve from her. She was a busy woman with many problems, perhaps a little naive when it came to her boys, and she never dreamed her eldest would be smoking at the age of eleven. Occasionally Kevin, the delinquent two streets over, would sell Mark a pack of stolen Marlboros for a dollar. But for the most part he had to rely on his mother''s skinny cigarettes. He had four of them in his pocket this afternoon as he led his brother Ricky, age eight, down the path into the woods behind their trailer park. Ricky was nervous about this, his first smoke. He had caught Mark hiding the cigarettes in a shoe box under his bed yesterday, and threatened to tell all if his big brother didn''t show him how to do it. They sneaked along the wooded trail, headed for one of Mark''s secret spots where he''d spent many solitary hours trying to inhale and blow smoke rings. Most of the other kids in the neighborhood were into beer and pot, two vices Mark was determined to avoid. Their ex-father was an alcoholic who''d beaten both boys and their mother, and the beatings always followed his nasty bouts with beer. Mark had seen and felt the effects of alcohol. He was also afraid of drugs. "Are you lost?" Ricky as
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother are sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer leaves Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most-sought-after dead body in America.

Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client—even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom . . . or cost them both their lives.

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

Editorial Reviews

“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 to find out what happens next keeps the reader turning the pages. Grisham is an absolute master of the chase story.”—The Washington Post
 
“Heart-pounding . . . fast-paced.”—The Orlando Sentinel