The main case in John Grisham's 24th novel fails to offer enough twists and turns to hook this reader.
Replace a sports agent facing a crisis of conscience with a lawyer facing a crisis of conscience and you have the foundation for the latest legal thriller to come off the Grisham assembly line. It is his 24th novel, to go along with a short-story collection and a recent series of children’s mysteries.
David Zinc is 31 years old, earning $300,000 per year at a powerful Chicago firm while handling lucrative but mind-numbing corporate work. Exhausted by his relentless pace – a pace that leaves him nodding off during the few hours he spends with his wife before returning to work – Zinc snaps one morning after arriving at his office on the 93rd floor of a downtown skyscraper.
Before the elevator door closes, he jumps back on and flees the building.