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Mitch McDeere graduates third in his class at Harvard Law School. He looks like he's headed for Wall Street or Washington D.C. He surprisingly joins a firm in Memphis, Bendini, Lambert, and Locke. They offer him a BMW, nice money, and a house. It's going to be great. Then, two of the partners die in a diving accident in Grand Cayman. One of the firm's proudest things is that no one has ever resigned. Mitch thinks it's a little suspicious. Then, one night when he is eating dinner, an FBI man named Tarrence tells him that the firm is spying on him. Tarrence meets him many more times. Each time he tells him a little bit more. Mitch learns who the firm's people really are. He is terrified. He wants to quit, but he knows he will get killed.
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The review of this Book prepared by Geoff Pears

Mitch McDeere has just graduated from law school, he has a beautiful wife, and a new job at a renown Law Firm. With the job comes a new house, a new BMW, the choice of going to work whenever he wants to and numerous trips to the Cayman Islands.

Mitch begins his new line of work and is a hot prospect. However after the mysterious deaths of two lawyers in the Cayman Islands, Mitch becomes suspicious: Why isnt he allowed to know what happens on the fifth floor of the Firm? Why does this law firm have a higher death rate than an average oil rig? And why are the FBI apporoaching him with questions about his employers?

Soon, Mitch and Abby find out about organised crime, blackmail and danger as the true colours of this law firm are revealed.
The review of this Book prepared by Tom Fletcher

The Firm runs deep with deception. It all starts when a lawyer, Mitch McDeere fresh out of Harvard Law school, gets recruited by Bendini, Lambert & Lockre one of the top law firms in the world. The firm is filled with forty very wealthy lawyers and partners, whose business was very secretive and looked after. When Mitch signed on to the firm they bought him a house with a very low interest rate and had it furnished by a interior designer and let his wife, Abby, choose the carpet and furniture, and the wallpaper, they also bought Mitch a black BMW. To top it all off they even paid off his student loans for him.

Little did Mitch know the Firm had a key to both the house and car. The board of the Firm got worried when an FBI agent by the name of Wayne Tarrence approached Mitch in a cafe asking questions and telling him not to trust any body at the firm. Not knowing what to do Mitch goes to the board of the firm and tells them most of the conversation that he and Tarrence, the FBI agent, had leaving out minor details that he thought he should keep to himself. Getting worried the people at the Firm decide to use the keys to Mitch's car and house to gain access to his house without any body noticing so they could plant microphones and transmitters in his phones, the walls of every room in the house and in the attic.

Later on in the book, the head of the firm send Mitch on a business trip to the Caymans with another employee of the Firm. The head of the firm set it up so that Mitch and the other employee would meet two girls have dinner, a few drinks and maybe a little more might happen. Mitch doesn't take the bait and ditches his date. As he is walking down the beach a young attractive women approaches him and they begin to talk. After a few more drinks Mitch decides nobody would find out and that there is nobody on the beach to see what happened. Little did Mitch know the firm had hired her too and they had taken pictures and everything to use against him.

This book is a perfect example of how large corporations can deceive and manipulate its employees with money and other ways of black mail. This book shows that deception is everywhere, including the legal system.
The review of this Book prepared by shane lockrey

Just out of Law School in Boston, Mitch finds himself with an offer at a prestigeous firm in Memphis. Once he started his new position, he discoveres that this firm has many secrets. Previous partners have died in strange accidents, but no lawyer has ever left the company alive. Mitch tries to piece together the mystery with the firm right at his heels. He has to find a way out, or become the next victim. In a face-off with a mafia client he finds his way out.
The review of this Book prepared by Natasha Joiner

Mitch McDeere is an ambitious Harvard Law Grad who just got a great job with a great salary and great benefits in a Memphis law firm known as Bendini, Lambert, and Locke. The frim leases him a BMW, gets him a great mortgage rate, and pays off his student loans. But he is trapped in a bad position without any options.
The review of this Book prepared by Vincent

The firm offers Mitch a brilliant career as a lawyer - money, prestige, a ladder to climb. Unfortunately the Mob want more than their money's worth, and know how to corrupt, blackmail, and suck dry the bright young things who join them. This is a cut above the usual Mob (thugs in suits) thriller, and I recommend it.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 28%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 22% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   investigating murder of lawyer(s)    -   fighting evil law firm

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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