Great novel about a southern lawyer who takes a case against his better judgement, and it changes his life. While the content and style are a bit like John Grisham's novels, I found this even more riveting. Human rights abuses in China, the greed-driven corporate executives, and the small-town hardscrabble South were all well portrayed. A few "coincidences" were a bit far fetched, but in light of the entire work, can be forgiven. A very good read!
What a good book! Lots of twists and turns. Very suspenseful.
An attorney Marcus resigns from his prestigious corporate law firm to retreat to the small town of Rocky Mount NC. and rebuild his life after a devastating personal tragedy. He has no idea that the biggest most emotionally difficult case of his entire career is about to fall into his backyard.
Another good book by this author.
I will be looking for books by him.
It held my attention from the first chapter.
Other legal thrillers have kept me on the edge of my seat. None have given me hope and ripped it away and then renewed it again, as this one did. Although wrapped around a legal framework, this book covers the more extensive territory of loss and justice. This is about what is right, what is important, and what price must be paid to see justice done. The losses suffered by some of the characters are deep and irrevocable. It is clear from the beginning that legal victory is too shallow to compensate for that loss.
The title phrase "The Great Divide" could be interpreted many ways in this book, each of them significant. The one most meaningful for me was the point of turning from despair of loss to hope for the future. And even hope has a price.
Bunn is a fantastic suspense writter. This is a great book and very well written. Hang on to your seats as you read.
Excellent read! This is the first book I've read from Mr. Bunn and really delves into the court system, the government system and foreign governments. I did not want to put it down because I wanted to know the final result...
I am in the process of reading this book. It was a slow start but it is really picking up now.
This is about Marcus Greenwood who is a lost lawyer who goes back home after a nasty divorce. He is approached by a family to help them sue a big sporting goods company because their daughter has disappeared while investigating the company.