After a while you think the author will run out of gas. Well it's not the case with Grisham. Still, it's not his best.
Grisham returns to writing about lawyers and courts with this book. The story revolves around Ray Atlee who is a lecturer at a law college. His old father is a former councellor and very famous in his town. Now in his last days he sends a summons to his two sons Ray and Forrest. Forrest is a gone case who is always either on drugs or in a detoxification centre. When the sons turn up they find their father dead. And soon Ray discovers 3 million dollars in the house! The rest of the story is how he tries to find the source of the money and escapes the goons trying to get it.
As in many of his books Grisham sets up a great opening for the book. After the first few pages I just couldn't put it down and finished the book. Most of the story is set in small town America, and Grisham's writing reminded me of R K Narayan's Malgudi stories. But, the plot in this book is a little lame and is a letdown if you've read Grisham's other books. But, I liked it for the scenes and experiences of small town America presented....Continua