My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Carney Blake thought he had his big break when his firm’s chairmen asked him to represent the plantiffs in a big class action lawsuit. He was wrong. Instead of rising up in the firm he digs himself a deep hole that threatens to swallow him up.
The novel starts in the present with Blake and his brother waiting for a verdict to come in… his own. It turns out his big break was the beginnings of a revenge plot for the old college roommate of the firm’s chairman, Carl Smith and Blake was just a pawn.
The novel is written in memoir style from the perspective of Blake. At first I thought this would be a bit annoying, and it would have been if Blake wit and humor were not engaging. They book is fast paced and has a surprising ending (don’t worry I will not give it away).
“Big Law” is being recommended to readers who like John Grisham. While there are similarities (e.g. it is a legal thriller) the characters are a little less developed and the details are not as in depth as they would have been in a John Grisham novel. However, that being said, “Big Law” has merit. It was fun and informative and I look forward to future books from Liebman.
Note: I was given this book to review by the publisher. In no way did that effect my opinion or review of the book. (Publication Date: January 10,2017)