The Rooster Bar: The New York Times and Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 24, 2017 - Fiction - 368 pages
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'The Best Thriller Writer Alive' Ken Follett

There's one last change for justice . . .

They dreamed of changing the world. Instead they're facing a mountain of debt and no hope of a future.

Mark, Todd and Zola are starting to realise it's not even worth graduating from law school. They're better off hanging out at The Rooster Bar, plotting how to dodge the loan sharks.

But maybe there's another way. Maybe they know enough about the law to pass as lawyers.

Because it turns out the crooked hedge fund billionaire who owns their law school also runs the bank that arranged their student loans.

And it's time justice was served. Even if it means taking on the FBI to do it . . .

Praise for The Rooster Bar

'Scintillating storytelling' - The Sunday Times

'A buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . This reliable best-selling author is feeling real pleasure, and not just obligation, in delivering his work' - New York Times

'A wild, hard-to-put-down romp' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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User Review  - buffalogr - www.librarything.com

Another great lawyer read, but this is different than others.This one involves four law school friends -- three who start the practice of law without benefit of a license or passage of the bar exam ... Read full review

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User Review  - flourgirl49 - LibraryThing

Subpar for a Grisham novel. Starring a couple of smartass 3rd year law students who decide to start practicing law without passing the bar exam. It took me a week to read which is much too long. Don't waste your time. Read full review

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About the author (2017)

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.

His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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