The Rooster Bar

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 24, 2017 - Fiction - 368 pages
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
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 . . .
 
Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.
 
“Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today
 
“[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post
 

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User Review  - 66usma - LibraryThing

In my opinion reading this book was a total waste. Attempted to be topical with a story about 3rd year law students attending a for profit law school with massive student debt. In addition one of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carmenere - LibraryThing

No doubt about it, John Grisham tells a very good story. This one involves four law school friends. They are just a semester away from graduation and face hundreds of thousands of dollars in student ... Read full review

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John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.

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