The firm / John Grisham.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Mitch McDeere, a Harvard Law graduate, becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths, obsessive office security, and the Chicago mob figure into its operations.
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    • ABNT:
      GRISHAM, J. The firm. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Doubleday, 1991. ISBN 0385416342. Disponível em: Acesso em: 10 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Grisham J. The Firm. 1st ed. Doubleday; 1991. Accessed April 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Grisham, J. (1991). The firm (1st ed.). Doubleday.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Grisham, John. 1991. The Firm. 1st ed. Doubleday.
    • Harvard:
      Grisham, J. (1991) The firm. 1st ed. Doubleday. Available at: (Accessed: 10 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Grisham, J 1991, The firm, 1st ed., Doubleday, viewed 10 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Grisham, John. The Firm. 1st ed., Doubleday, 1991. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Grisham, John. The Firm. 1st ed. Doubleday, 1991.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Grisham J. The firm [Internet]. 1st ed. Doubleday; 1991 [cited 2020 Apr 10]. Available from:


LJ Reviews 1991 January #1

The aphorism ``between a rock and a hard place'' aptly describes the dilemma of a young attorney pressed by the FBI to reveal crime-related secrets of his firm, while also hounded by his employers to simply take his huge salary and zip his lip. No aphorism, though, can convey the suspense, wit, and polished writing of this laser-sharp candidate for the best recent updating of the David and Goliath story. What's more, it is all accomplished with just a few whiffs of the heavy duty violence and sex that kick many cops-and-robbers stories along today. Set in Tennessee, the Cayman Islands, and other southerly points, the action moves briskly, relying on character types that are quickly made likable or repulsive. The author, a Mississippi-based criminal defense lawyer, has in this first novel set a daringly high standard, one that his readers will hope he can reach again and again. Literary Guild main selection.-- Barbara Con aty, Library of Congress Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 1992 January #1

A rookie discovers that the prestigious law firm where he works is a front for the Mafia. MC suggests addding some info along the lines of `a surprise bestseller in hardcover...'/i think this is interesting but it goes beyond the specifications laid out by george of a very brief description of book/pk Author tour. (Feb.) Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 1991 January #2

Grisham's gripping fiction debut describes the inner workings of a law firm set up by the Mafia to launder money and concoct tax evasions. Mitchell McDeere, third in his class at Harvard Law, is wooed relentlessly by the prestigious Memphis tax firm of Bendini, Lambert and Locke. Succumbing to the firm's high-powered salesmanship, he rejects some of the country's best-known firms to join the group, where he is awed by the opulent lifestyle pressed upon him. But the company has ruthless, underhanded methods of gathering information (they wire the homes of all associates) and ensuring loyalty (social situations are severely monitored). The firm's mania for security and secrecy, combined with the fact that the only lawyers who have ever left did so in coffins--five in 15 years--arouse Mitch and wife Abby's curiosity, and they rapidly find themselves in a labyrinth of intrigue and danger. Grisham, a criminal defense attorney, lucidly describes law office procedures at the highest levels, smoothly meshing them with the criminal events of the narrative. Mitch and Abby are appealing characters, though a suspension of disbelief may be required to accept their super-cool behavior while they are on the run from both the FBI and the Mafia. Nonetheless, readers will be totally hooked by this unusual and absorbing story. 50,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection; movie rights to Paramount. (Mar.) Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.