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The Firm

78.6% complete
1991
1992
Never (or unknown...)
Detective and mystery stories
Government investigators - Fiction
Government investigators - United States - Fiction
Large Type Books
Law Firms - Fiction
Law firms - Memphis  Fiction
Legal stories
Memphis (Tenn.) - Fiction
Organized crime - Fiction
Organized crime - United States - Fiction
41 chapters
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No series
Copyright © 1991 by John Grisham
To Renée
The senior partner studied the résumé for the hundredth time and again found nothing he disliked about Mitchell Y. McDeere, at least not on paper.
May contain spoilers
Let's get drunk and make a baby."
No comments on file
Synopsis not on file
Extract (may contain spoilers)
ONE secretary dug through a file cabinet in search of something Avery needed immediately.  The other secretary stood in front of his desk with a steno pad, occasionally writing down the instructions he gave when he stopped yelling into the receiver of his phone and listened to whoever was on the other end.  Three red lights were blinking on the phone.  When he spoke into the receiver the secretaries spoke sharply to each other.  Mitch walked slowly into the office and stood by the door.

"Quiet!" Avery yelled to the secretaries.

The one in the file cabinet slammed the drawer and went to the next file cabinet, where she bent over and pulled the bottom drawer.  Avery snapped his fingers at the other one and pointed at his desk calendar.  He hung up without saying goodbye.

"What's my schedule for today?" he asked while pulling a file from his credenza.

"Ten A.M. meeting with the IRS downtown.  One P.M. meeting with Nathan Locke on the Spinosa file.  Three-thirty, partners' meeting.  Tomorrow you're in tax court all day, and you're supposed to prepare all day today."

"Great.  Cancel everything.  Check the flights to Houston Saturday afternoon and the return flights Monday, early Monday."

"Yes, sir."

"Mitch!  Where's the Capps file?"

"On my desk."

"How much have you done?"

"I've read through most of it."

"We need to get in high gear.  That was Sonny Capps on the phone.  He wants to meet Saturday morning in Houston, and he wants a rough draft of the limited partnership agreement."

Mitch felt a nervous pain in his empty stomach.  If he recalled correctly, the agreement was a hundred and forty-some pages long.

"Just a rough draft," Avery said as he pointed to a secretary.

"No problem," Mitch said with as much confidence as he could muster.  "It may not be perfect, but I'll have a rough draft."

"I need it by noon Saturday, as perfect as possible.  I'll get one of my secretaries to show Nina where the form agreements are in the memory bank.  That will save some dictation and typing.  I know this is unfair, but there's nothing fair about Sonny Capps.  He's very demanding.  He told me the deal must close in twenty days or it's dead.  Everything is waiting on us."

"I'll get it done."

 

Added: 10-Mar-2004
Last Updated: 27-Feb-2024

Publications

 01-Feb-1992
Island Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Feb-1992
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$6.99
Pages*:
501
Catalog ID:
21145-X
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
43476
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-440-21145-X
ISBN-13:
978-0-440-21145-7
Printing:
30
Country:
United States
Language:
English
"L.A. LAW MEETS THE GODFATHER...
THE NEXT BOOK YOU'LL SEE EVERYBODY REAIDING - THE WAY WE ALL CARTED AROUND PRESUMED INNOCENT." - USA Today

AT THE TOP OF HIS CLASS AT HARVARD LAW, HE HAD HIS CHOICE OF THE BEST IN AMERICA.  HE MADE A DEADLY MISTAKE.

When Mitch McDeer signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beuatiful wife, Abby, were on their way.  The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired him a decorator.  Mitch McDeere should have remembered what his brother Ray - doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail - already knew.  You never get nothing for nothing.  Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's form and needs his help.  Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice - if he wants to live.

"TAUT, FAST AND RELENTLESS... A RIDE WORTH TAKING."
- San Francisco Chronicle

"KEEPS THE READER HOOKED... FROM THE CREEPY FIRST CHAPTERS... TO THE VISE-TIGHTENING MIDSECTION AND ON TO THE TAKE-THE-MONEY-AND-RUN FINALE."
- The Wall Street Journal

A LITERARY GUILD MAIN SELECTION

THE
FIRM
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Notes and Comments:
February 1992
Thirtieth printing based on the number "line"
Canada: $7.99

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Author(s)

John Grisham  
Birth: 08 Feb 1955 Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

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  • Page numbers on this site are for the end of the main story. I normally do not include appendices, extra material, and other miscellaneous stuff at the end of the book in the page count.






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