The Rooster Bar

The Rooster Bar

by John Grisham


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

“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
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.
“Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today
“[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101967690
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 15,001
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of more than thirty novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.


Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1955

Place of Birth:

Jonesboro, Arkansas


B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981

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The Rooster Bar 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 254 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds cliche... but I literally could not put it down, reading in one sitting. Of course, Mr. Grisham comes through with another great lawyer story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not even remotely up to par with his other books, had to force myself to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The topic of student loans is timely, but the chacters were not as believeable as most Grisham personalities. Their actions often seemed for ed by the author. Grjsham books often have some wonderful humor inside a crisis, but not this time. I almost stopped reading it half way through, but plugged kn to the end. The ending turned out to be very contrived. NOT one if Grisham's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a great Grisham fan but this is not worth reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grisham always gets your attention early!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Publisher should refund my money and charge the author. Author's commentary at end of book acknowledges that he took substantial license with law, realism, and apparently human nature to spin this tale. Had a hard time finishing, as I kept thinking some very surprising, interesting, practical twist would happen. Alas, there was absolutely no redeeming event to elevate this loser. Moral- always read other buyer's comments, regardless of the author's past works.
jimpol More than 1 year ago
Readable but not a John Grisham "wow." Story went in circles with stuff not related to core; seems like writer's ideas went dry toward the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely not his best work ,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moved along way too slow and nothing or no one to root for. Grisham couldn’t do any worse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the worst i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another home run for John Grisham. I patiently await his next book which i have no doubt will be awsome! This one was extremely good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, well written, classic John Grisham. He is a gifted storyteller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read!! GREAT BOOK!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of his books that I did not care for at all.
GAgirl1 More than 1 year ago
I am a big Grisham fan and have read many of his books. This one was not as good as the others. Slow and boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very slow moving. The only John Grisham book I haven't loved.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happened to the likes of A TIME TO KILL and THE PELICAN BRIEF? Did Grisham actually write this? Will think twice before pre-ordering his next one Bottom line----save your $$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Original, fresh and thoroughly entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining story that was hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved John Grisham’s latest and intrigued by Law School Scam. I know a work of fiction, but often wonder if a similar “scam” is prevalent today, just seems so feasible. Oh, and Swift bank seems all to familiar!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The timing of this book could not have been better
Anonymous 6 months ago
Definitely a legal thriller with obvious flaws. Way too preachy on the immigration front. I wish I'd skipped it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most boring and predictable books I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a lot of trouble believing the plot line.. that 3 students would leave law school with only 1 semester remaining. I thought b the justification provided by Grisham was weak. To me his story and writing just didn't flow as well as I'm accustomed to.