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The partner

by:Grisham, John

A thriller on the international movement of dirty money. Its protagonist is an American lawyer who skips the country with $90 million belonging to crooks. They catch up with him in Brazil, torture him, but he does not know where the money is, his lawyer girlfriend is circulating it around the globe. Extradited to the U.S. to face various charges he is going to use the money to get off.

Editions:263  Date:1961 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature)


Snow falling on cedars

by:Guterson, David

San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries--memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed. Haunting. A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper.

Editions:245  Date:0920 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Thrillers (Fiction), Psychological fiction


The associate

by:Grisham, John

Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.

Editions:170  Date:2008 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Adventure fiction, Legal fiction (Literature), Action and adventure fiction


The tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

by:Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

"Hoping to ensure a better life for her child, a young slave woman exchanges her light-skinned baby for her master's." *** "While it retains the comic exuberance of 'Huckleberry Finn, ' this is Twain's darker and more disturbing account of human nature under slavery."

Editions:363  Date:1893 - 2019  Genre(s):Legal stories, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction

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The Lincoln lawyer : a novel

by:Connelly, Michael, 1956-

Representing the system's most unsavory characters in his work as a criminal defense lawyer, jaded attorney Mickey Haller takes on his first high-paying and possibly innocent client in years, but finds the case complicated by sinister events that suggest the workings of a particularly evil perpetrator.

Editions:172  Date:1463 - 2019  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature)


The confession

by:Grisham, John

When Travis Boyette is paroled because of inoperable brain tumor, for the first time in his life, he decides to do the right thing and tell police about a crime he committed and another man is about to be executed for.

Editions:120  Date:2002 - 2014  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction, American, Legal stories


Darkness at noon

by:Koestler, Arthur, 1905-1983

An aging revolutionary is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. He recalls a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a totalitarian government.

Editions:607  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Legal stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Legal fiction (Literature)


The litigators

by:Grisham, John

Law firm partners Oscar Finley and Wally Figg see a chance for huge financial gain when they learn of a pending class action lawsuit against the makers of Krayoxx, a popular cholesterol-reducing drug suspected of causing heart attacks.

Editions:116  Date:2011 - 2017  Genre(s):Legal stories, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Legal fiction (Literature), Suspense fiction, American


The bonfire of the vanities

by:Wolfe, Tom

Sherman McCoy, a young investment banker in Manhattan, finds himself arrested following a freak accident and becomes involved with prosecutors, politicians, the press, and assorted hustlers.

Editions:203  Date:1978 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature), Legal fiction (Literature)


The Rooster Bar

by:Grisham, John

"Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no"-- From dust jacket.

Editions:80  Date:2015 - 2018  Genre(s):Legal fiction (Literature), Thrillers (Fiction), Suspense fiction, Legal stories, Legal fiction (Literature)


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