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The Rooster Bar

#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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Anonymous says:

Ho Hum First, I’d like to say that I’m an avid Grisham fan. I’ve read everything he’s written (including his children’s stories) and have always enjoyed them. However, “The Rooster Bar” was very disappointing in so many ways. The first three-fourths of the book was just downright boring and slightly depressing. Two of the three main characters were borderline repulsive and the third female character came across as stupid and insulting to me as a female. There was a lot of unnecessary repetition…

Anonymous says:

Signs of the times I am a huge John Grisham fan. However his past few novels have been hit or miss. This one is a miss for me. The civics lesson, got it. The Wells Fargo banking scam, got it. Made for profit schools, got it. Maybe it’s a sign of our current times that there is such apathy about right and wrong. John, I love your David vs Goliath storylines, stick to them. Your characters are likable with a moral compass. This book is about unlikable characters trying to screw more unlikable characters who…

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