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By John Grisham

In a weedy lot at the outskirts of Memphis, two  boys watch a sparkly Lincoln pull as much as the  curb...Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his more youthful brother  were sharing a forbidden cigarette while a chance  encounter with a suicidal legal professional left Mark knowing  a bloody and explosive mystery: the whereabouts of  the such a lot sought-after lifeless physique in the US. Now Mark is caught  between a criminal procedure long past mad and a mob killer  desperate to hide up his crime. And his basically best friend is  a girl named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer  for all of 4 years. Prosecutors are  willing to wreck all of the ideas to make Mark speak. The  mob will cease at not anything to maintain him quiet. And  Reggie will do whatever to guard her purchaser --  even take a final, determined gamble which could win  Mark his freedom... or price them either their  lives.

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At 11, Mark parked himself at Clint’s table and inspected the dictating gear. Reggie had a consumer, a girl who desperately sought after a divorce, they usually had to plot process for an hour. Clint typed away on lengthy paper and grabbed the telephone each 5 mins. “How’d you turn into a secretary? ” Mark requested, very tired of this candid view of the perform of legislation. Clint grew to become and smiled at him. “It was once an twist of fate. ” “Did you need to be a secretary in the event you have been a child? ” “No. i needed to construct pools. ” “What occurred? ” “I don’t comprehend. I obtained tousled on medicines, nearly flunked out of highschool, then went to school, then went to legislation college. ” “You need to visit legislations tuition to be a secretary in a legislation place of work? ” “No. I flunked out of legislations university, and Reggie gave me a role. It’s enjoyable, more often than not. ” “Where’d you meet Reggie? ” “It’s a protracted tale. We have been neighbors in legislations institution. We’ve been acquaintances for a very long time. She’ll most likely inform you approximately it should you meet Momma Love. ” “Momma who? ” “Momma Love. She hasn’t instructed you approximately Momma Love? ” “No. ” “Momma Love is Reggie’s mom. They stay jointly, and he or she likes to cook dinner for the children Reggie represents. She fixes inside-out ravioli and spinach lasagna and all types of scrumptious Italian meals. everybody loves it. ” After days of doughnuts and eco-friendly Jell-O, the point out of thick, tacky dishes cooked at someone’s domestic used to be extraordinarily inviting. “When do you're thinking that i would meet Momma Love? ” “I don’t understand. Reggie takes such a lot of her consumers domestic, in particular the more youthful ones. ” “Does she have any little ones? ” “Two, yet they’re grown and stay away. ” “Where does Momma Love stay? ” “In midtown, now not faraway from right here. It’s an outdated apartment she’s owned for years. in truth, it’s the home Reggie grew up in. ” the telephone rang. Clint took the message and lower back to his typewriter. Mark watched carefully. “How’d you discover ways to style so speedy? ” The typing stopped, and he slowly grew to become and checked out Mark. He smiled, and stated, “In highschool. I had this instructor who was once like a drill sergeant. We hated her, yet she made us study. are you able to kind? ” “A little. I’ve had 3 years of desktop in school. ” Clint pointed to his Apple subsequent to the typewriter. “We’ve bought every type of desktops round the following. ” Mark glanced at it, yet used to be now not inspired. each person had desktops. “So how’d you get to be a secretary? ” “It wasn’t deliberate. whilst Reggie complete legislation institution, she didn’t are looking to paintings for anyone, so she opened this place of work. It was once approximately 4 years in the past. She wanted a secretary, and that i volunteered. have you ever obvious a male secretary ahead of? ” “No. Didn’t be aware of males may be secretaries. How’s the money? ” Clint chuckled at this. “It’s ok. If Reggie has a very good month, then i've got an exceptional month. We’re type of like companions. ” “Does she make some huge cash? ” “Not quite. She doesn’t need a lot of cash. many years in the past she used to be married to a physician, and so they had a major condominium and many funds. every little thing went to hell, and she or he blames the money for many of it. She’ll most likely let you know approximately it. She’s very sincere approximately her existence.

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