ISBN 9789350099636,The Racketeer / The Litigators / Sycamore Row

The Racketeer / The Litigators / Sycamore Row


John Cheever


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789350099636

ISBN-10 9350099632

Box Set

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)


The litigators David Zinc has it all-big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane. Until the day he snaps and throws it all away. Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley and figg. A self styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and wally figg are ambulance chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel and dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win. For all his Harvard law degree and five years with Chicago's top firm, Zinc has never entered a courtroom, never helped a client who really needed a lawyer, never handled a gun. All that is about to change. Racketeer given the importance of what they do and the controversies that often surround them and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies judge Fawcett and his young secretary. I did not know judge Fawcett, but I know who killed him and why. I am a lawyer and I am in prison. Sycamore Row - Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety per cent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid. The vultures are circling even before the body is cold-the only subject more incendiary than money in Ford county is race and this case has both. As the relatives contest the will and unscrupulous lawyers hasten to benefit, Jake searches for answers to the many questions left by Seth Hubbard's death-what made him write that last minute will leaving everything to a poor black woman named Lettie Lang? Why did he choose to kill himself on the desolate piece of land known as sycamore row? And what was it that Seth and his brother witnessed as children that, in his words, 'no human should ever see'? In the long awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to a time to kill. As filled with page turning twists as it is with legal mastery, sycamore row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own.