By the author of "The Firm" and "The Pelican Brief", this novel is the story of Mark and Ricky who stumble on an attempted suicide. They uncover the facts behind a murdered senator - killed by a top mafia hit man, Barry "the Blade" Muldano - and end up on the run from both the FBI and Muldano.
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With her sparkling voice and superb acting ability, Blair Brown gives an impressive reading of this John Grisham blockbuster. The story hinges on a young boy who gets an unwanted earful of murder, politics--and dangerous secrets about both--from a conscience-stricken mob lawyer bent on suicide. "I can tell you where the body is... the most notorious undiscovered corpse of our time." Just the kind of information most children don't need, especially when the snakeskin-wearing hit man finds out what he knows. Aside from musical cues scattered as superfluously as laugh tracks on a sitcom, the production quality is stellar, preserving the crispness of Blair's voice and the nuances of her excellent interpretation. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --George LaneyFrom the Publisher:
In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America.
"Heart -pounding!" -- The Orlando Sentinel.
Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years.
"Grisham is an absolute master!" --The Washington Post.
Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them both their lives.
"Engrossing!" -- San Francisco Chronicle.
"Absorbing... Wildly original... His best book yet." --Cosmopolitan.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99283417