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Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Firm

I just completed "The Firm" by John Grisham. And like my previous readings of John Grisham I enjoyed the gripping storyline. The book was second work of John Grisham and gives an insight of how big law firms work. A gist of the story follows ( don't worry there are no spoilers, so if you planning to read this one please do so).

The plot is something like this Mitch McDeere a top 5 students from Harvard Law school is just about to graduate with 3 job offers from big firms in New York, Chicago and Boston. He is interested in tax works and he is being called for a job interview in a small firm in Memphis. The firm wants him and gives an irresistible job offer better with great perks like a new BMW(that's hard to resist), a low mortgage house and vacations in Caymans Islands (Caribbeans). Within few days Mitch is on a roll, a self made man he becomes star of the firm by clearing bar exam with top scores and even putting in 60 hours on average at work as a rookie. But somethings are fishy around the office, his activities are monitored, his house is wired, and some FBI agent wants to talk to him about the firm. The rest of the book is how Mitch finds more about the firm, and how he dodges both the firm and the FBI to save his life.

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who would like to have good read. A movie based on the novel was made in 1993 starring Tom Cruise as the lead character.