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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham Book Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR • Featuring one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
On the right side of the law—sort of—Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. His office is a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, and fine leather chairs. He has no firm, no partners, and only one employee: his heavily armed driver, who also so happens to be his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddie. Sebastian drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. He defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial—even if he has to bend the law to secure one.
Praise for Rogue Lawyer
“Terrific . . . inventive . . . Grisham still makes it look easy.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
“Sebastian Rudd is . . . a kind of twenty-first-century Philip Marlowe . . . with a blunt, rude, gravelly poetic wiseguy voice.”—Benjamin Percy, The New York Times Book Review
“Deeply engaging and entertaining . . . [Grisham finds] intense drama in the little skirmishes that play out across our legal system every day.”—Charles Finch, USA Today
“Grisham has taken a step in an intriguing new direction.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Rogue Lawyer (John Grisham) Book Reviews

Rogue lawyerGreat read.Score: 4/5

Rogue LawyerI enjoyed this book throughly. I wanted the book not to end. Not a great ending..Score: 4/5

Well doneExcellent story line. Hard to put down..Score: 5/5

Rogue LawyerI started to read the book and lost interest didn’t finish it. It is horrible how corrupt the police department and judges are. Didn’t like it at all..Score: 3/5

Great author but this is not the best taleI love Grisham but I didn't love this novel. Too many wandering subplots; so many Dickensonian travails; poor construction and a weak wrap-up. Occasionally interesting but often tedious. I look forward to the next Grisham novel and hope that this effort was just an aberration..Score: 2/5

Roque lawyerI was surprised it was different from others John wrote and I liked it very much.Score: 5/5

Excellence one again!This book should be the start of many series with this awesome lawyer, it's gritty, suspenseful and everything you want from a Grisham novel! Hope to see More very soon.Score: 5/5

SwatADdrThunder here.Score: 4/5

Crap. Don't waste your moneyWay to jump right on the cop bashing band wagon to make a few bucks. I have been a Grisham fan for years but, no longer. This book is so severely lacking any of the substance one would expect from him. But why should he care, he's already got my money. Do yourself a favor and don't waste yours..Score: 1/5

Phoned This One InGrisham books getting progressively worse. This latest effort is effectively a series of short stories loosely ( very) tied together. Have been a loyal Grisham reader up until now, but this disjointed book seemed like it was quickly thrown together for the sake of making a few more bucks. I won't be fooled again by buying another Grisham book. Time for him to call I quits..Score: 1/5

Great bookGreat.Score: 5/5

Need infoCan someone tell me if this book goes the route of Grey Mountain where it became a opinion against big coal?.Score: 1/5

UntilYou Yggdrasil.Score: 4/5

Rogue LawyerJumped around too much. It was like he (Grisham) has a vendetta against the police..Score: 3/5

Missing GrishamNot your usual John Grisham novel. Normally love this author's work but this wasn't captivating, involved, suspenseful or original. Hoping his next book is back to being a faithful Grisham novel..Score: 1/5

Save your moneyThis book was all over the place..Score: 1/5

Rogue LawyerFantastic? Quick paced and fun to read. Hope it becomes a series!.Score: 5/5

Rogue LawerVery intriguing book. A completely different contrary viewpoint towards law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Very detailed and engrossing. Gresham hit a home run with this one..Score: 5/5

Grisham jumps on the cop-hating bandwagonI have read all of Grisham's books and I liked this one the least. He goes way overboard criticizing cops, judges and the entire judicial system. He even takes a shot at America itself. If you believe Grisham, most cops are dirty with only a few good ones. 2015 was a rough year for our brave men and women who protect us. I appreciate them. Evidently Grisham does not feel the same way based on this book..Score: 1/5

Pass on this oneTerrible story.... it’s not a story as you would expect. Couldn’t hang with the boredom. Don’t waste your money..Score: 1/5

GeniusFolks who don't get what Grisham was doing here are missing pure genius. The ability to tell different tells from first person and tie them all together with a neat bow at the end is not something many authors can do well but Grisham can and did. Do yourself a favor. Get out of your little box and read this story. It is not only gripping, it is cool..Score: 5/5

A fast read .Enjoyed the story line but was a bit disappointed in the ending. It felt like he just ran out of inspiration..Score: 4/5

Rogue LawyerI am done with Grisham this is one of the worst books I have ever read my him It really is sad because I loved his other work The Firm' Pelican Brief etc This was terrible.Score: 1/5

By Tanner HarrisI read this novel quickly and found myself relating to Sebastian Rudd on so many levels. This was probably one of my favorite John Grisham novels to date. So many people don’t understand that Lawyers are faced with so many ethical dillemas constantly and if you are representing Criminal Defendants you may find yourself in similar situations as Rudd. I felt like Rudd, while imperfect and certainly willing to cross some ethical lines, ultimately was trying to do what was best for his client and even worked for free on some of the cases out of a moral obligation. Being a lawyer is one of the most difficult jobs I have come to realize. There are many easier things that a person could do to make money, but good lawyers are needed to help people who can’t help themselves through the court system. I got a kick out of the fact that Rudd had a mobile office in a sprinter van and had his own driver and would pack his golf clubs and take off for several days after a long trial. Once again, John Grisham’s characters hit close to home and the way he develops his characters is always outstanding..Score: 4/5

AwesomeI almost didn't read this book because of a couple of bad reviews, but my friend recommended it highly so i gave it a try. So glad i did. It was a page-turner for sure. Made me wonder if those reviewers read the same book I did. Grisham is a great writer and story-teller, and if you want an awesome read, make this your next book. you're welcome in advance!.Score: 5/5

Hard to put downI miss story's that keep my attention until the last sentence. This was great! I appreciate the escape and hope to find another soon..Score: 5/5

Just a so so onlyMaybe a "meh" at best.....not worth the money.Score: 3/5

Rogue LawyerGrisham tried to get back to the writing lawyer thrillers, but this is certainly no way near the books that were hit movies. I am still missing the excitement from The Firm, Time to Kill and other originals. The Whistler, upcoming in October looks like it, but it is too far away..Score: 5/5

Great ReadAnother a excellent book by John Grisham.Score: 5/5

Rogue lawyerThe last book I'll ever read from this author..Score: 1/5

Rogue LawyerInstantly connected with the main character. One of those books I couldn't possibly put down and read until my eyes bled. I was really disappointed when I'd finished because I didn't want the narrative to end. One of his absolute bests!.Score: 5/5

Rogue LawyerRiviting..Score: 5/5

Mr.This is typical John Grisham. Captivating from the first page and sad to end . Brilliant and exciting..Score: 5/5

Good EnoughIt was a good read. Something to keep my interest at night when I can’t sleep..Score: 4/5

Not Grisham's best workAn easy read but not very interesting..Score: 1/5

Rogue LawyerThis novel by John Gtisham was awful. I've bought and read several Grisham novels before but this novel must have been written over a short weekend by author Grisham. Don't waste your time or money. It reeked. I'm done with Grisham. Very disappointed..Score: 1/5

Rogue LawyerI enjoyed the book ! The conclusion was predictable ! Do all of these shenanigans really go on ? Definitely not Matlock or Perry Mason ! Don't give up because I find them very intriguing !.Score: 5/5

Rogue LawyerKept my interest but not his best..Score: 4/5

Rogue LawyerI usually cannot wait to read a Grisham book. Unfortunately this was not worth my time or $$. Unimaginative and down right boring. Couldn't even bother to finish it. Yawn..Score: 2/5

Rogue LawyerBest book I have read in awhile. No could not put it down..Score: 5/5

OMG - So bad!!I cant believe how ridiculous the plot is; How untrue and badly written. Cant believe this is John Grisham writing at all. What happen to this author? I have read almost all of his books. Such a good author. This has to be his worst book ever. I should have follow the reviews..Score: 1/5

Could not stop reading.Very well written. Read it in a week. Could not put it down..Score: 5/5

Grisham must be boredNot sure why he wasted his time writing this book it is a major disappointment..Score: 2/5

Rogue LawyerGood read, and well written. Kept the tension and suspense going on every page..Score: 4/5

Great BookI love this book; it’s really 3 stories in one. Keeps you reading well into the night. I read at home at work every spare minute I had, I spent reading this book. Buy it, read it and love it!!!.Score: 5/5

The Rogue LawyerI have always enjoyed reading John Grisham's books, but I don't usually like the endings. This book is good from start to finish..Score: 5/5

Worst Grisham BookThis was the worst Grisham book. The story, if you can call it that, was disjointed, highly improbable and oddly put together. Plus, the "ending" was crap. If I could ask for a refund, I would!.Score: 1/5

MrAll I can say is I had to give it one star so I could give it a review if I could give less I would.Score: 1/5

Weak EffortWas a Christmas gift… love Grisham, but found this book to be weak and not well done. Would not recommend buying this one..Score: 1/5

Rogue lawyerGrisham is the BEST.Score: 5/5

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