John Grisham continues to be the biggest name in the legal thriller genre, and for good reason–his books continue to dominate the New York Times bestsellers list, with an impressive run of titles debuting and holding onto the coveted #1 spot. His most recent novel, Camino Island, was no exception.
Published in June, Camino Island, a mystery novel, sat at the top of the Times’ bestsellers list for five weeks before finally being knocked off by Daniel Silva’s House of Spies. And while Island was well received by fans and critics, many readers have flooded our email inbox with questions about Grisham’s next legal thriller. Thankfully, we finally have some information to report.
Christmas comes twice this year for Grisham’s diehard fans, as the mega-famous author is double-dipping with two major releases in 2017. A standalone thriller, The Rooster Bar, will hit bookstores on October 24th, and we have the juicy plot details. Scroll down to check them out!
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.
Quite the predicament, isn’t it? It sure sounds like Grisham has found yet another impossible situation to drop his characters into, which will no doubt be topped off with nail-biting suspense and a few head-spinning twists along the way.
The Rooster Bar is already available for pre-order here, or wherever else books are sold. In the meantime, if you haven’t already read Camino Island, you should definitely check it out while you wait!