I love a crime drama which doesn’t use violence to sensationalize itself, and The Litigators fits the bill! Maybe not so much a crime drama as a legal one, The Litigators tells the story of three lawyers, all a wreck for one reason or another, and how their lives intertwine during an all out war against the cholesterol drug Krayoxx and its makers.
I loved each of the bumbling characters complete with all their faults. But the thing I liked most about this book was its humor! I was smiling and smirking throughout as these poor folks found themselves in over their heads as their trial looms large ahead of them. They take on the pharmaceutical company and its well-compensated legal staff while nearly drowning in their own debt and bad decisions. I’m sure it would not have been nearly as humorous for someone actually going through these circumstances, but I definitely got a kick out of it!
Be sure to pay attention to the excellent lead-poisoning back-story. While not at all funny, it plays a large role in the book’s conclusion.
I’d read everything John Grisham writes if they were all like this, heavy on the law and light on the torture and violence. Unfortunately this is the exception rather than the rule. Even if you are a fan of those types of books, don’t miss this funny legal gem!
(Note: No harm comes to AC, the firm pooch. He’s simply their office pal.)
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