The Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham

Sunday Times No 1 bestseller John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping thriller yet.

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, drugs . . . even contract killings. The vice was controlled by a small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumoured to be members of the Dixie Mafia.

Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to 'clean up the Coast.' Hugh's father became the 'Boss' of Biloxi's criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father's footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father's clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

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Invites comparisons with the Godfather trilogy - it spans two generations and several postwar decades - and has a vast cast and a winning energy ― The Sunday Times

No one . . . writes courtroom dramas like Grisham . . . As ever with Grisham there are corkscrew twists and turns as he ratchets up the suspense. It is 
exceptional story-telling, which leaves the reader begging for the novel never to end. Grisham has sold more than 300 million copies of his work. This shows exactly why ― Daily Mail

Grisham nails 
a thriller with a great human backstory once again ― Peterborough Telegraph

Grisham has been stretching his wings in recent books. Having ventured into cosy crime, he now takes on a full-blown Godfather-type saga . . . It's a story that spans half a century and ends inevitably in a courtroom showdown. 
A morally complex, compelling and illuminating read ― Mail on Sunday

Captivates the reader from the off . . . 
Grisham's trademarks abound: a talent for storytelling that whips the plot along, a vivid cast of characters - testy judges, put-upon mothers, corrupt cops and vicious thugs . . . He writes with verve and skill. A cracking read ― Irish Independent

Grisham took over Turow's mantle as 
America's legal thriller master and he is on good form in this story about childhood pals who take different paths as adults . . . Slick ― The Sun

a hair-raising legal showdown by 
the brilliant, prolific master of the courtroom drama ― Saga Magazine

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hodder & Stoughton (25 October 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1399702750
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1399702751
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 560 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.2 x 4 x 23.2 cm

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