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A Legal Thriller about the Great Law School Scam

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

“The best thriller writer alive.” – KenFollett

In this legal thriller, Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?  Well, yes and no . .

Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

Grisham is the king of legal thrillers and provides an entertaining plot as usual. He also shines much needed light on the issues of diploma mills and the student debt crisis. In the author’s note, Grisham writes that his book was inspired by an article in the Atlantic called “The Law-School Scam,” a lengthy investigation of for-profit law schools. Good for him for shining a spotlight on a real problem in this mesmerizing and thrilling book.

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