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Le client, c'est Mark Sway, un jeune garçon de onze ans, audacieux, plein de ressources, un peu voyou, qui a bien besoin d'être protégé. Depuis qu'il a malencontreusement recueilli les confidences d'un avocat qui, avant de se suicider, lui a dit où se trouvait le corps du sénateur assassiné par la Mafia, la police et le FBI s'acharnent sur lui pour le faire parler. Mais MaLe client, c'est Mark Sway, un jeune garçon de onze ans, audacieux, plein de ressources, un peu voyou, qui a bien besoin d'être protégé. Depuis qu'il a malencontreusement recueilli les confidences d'un avocat qui, avant de se suicider, lui a dit où se trouvait le corps du sénateur assassiné par la Mafia, la police et le FBI s'acharnent sur lui pour le faire parler. Mais Mark refuse de dire quoi que ce soit. Il a vu le film Le parrain. Il sait que "la Mafia n'oublie jamais" et qu'elle l'exécutera si elle le soupçonne d'être un peu trop bavard. Alors, pour se défendre, il engage une avocate au caractère fort et au cœur d'or qui, pour un dollar - toute sa fortune! -, accepte de le représenter et de le suivre dans cette affaire terrifiante....

Title : Le Client
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ISBN : 9782266154253
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 473 Pages
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Le Client Reviews

  • Diane
    2019-03-29 05:51

    Great read! a riveting storyline consisting of some great characters with different personalities...this is what most readers expect from Mr.Grisham when one of his book is release,good storytelling and great writing...recommend to everyone (paperback!)

  • Nayra.Hassan
    2019-03-24 03:49

    اخرج الصبي دولارا من جيبه {الان انت عميلي و انا محاميتك }..هكذا نتعرف على مارك الذي قرر ان يتذاكى و تدخل في انتحار صغير لطيف ..ليتعرف على سر من الطراز الذي يودى بحامله الى داهية مؤكدةجون جريشام عبقري الروايات القانونية الأمريكية المثيرة ..{مبدع وقت للقتل و الشركة } يقتحم عالم المافيا بعروضهم اياها التي لا يمكن رفضها ابدا🔪🔫فلو انت محامي و عرفت ان موكلك الوغد قتل عضو مجلس الشيوخ و اخفى جثته تحت الأسمنت الذي تركن عليه قاربك. .لن تجد وقت لتسأل ماذا سافعل؟البطل الضعيف دائما و ابدا وحده أمام قوى سياسية و إجرامية عاتية 👀فكرة جريشام المفضلة التي تروق للمتفاءلين من القراء بينما يراها الآخرين هندية مبتذلة بلهاء

  • Doug Cannon
    2019-03-27 06:42

    Grisham has a way of writing a real page-turner. This was one of those books that I just couldn't put down. The suspense was intense, and the story was good.When I finished the last page, and I finally did put it down, I couldn't help thinking I had just wasted my time. I mean, I was thoroughly entertained for every minute of the book, but when I was done, I was left with nothing but the memories of my entertainment.Good book, excellent author, but lacking in anything real. I've read 4 Grisham novels... sometimes I just want to be entertained, I guess. If that's what you're looking for, then Grisham is your man. Pick any of his books. They're all the same.The movie was okay. This is probably one of Grisham's weaker books, but I'm not that good of a judge. If you want 2 hours of great entertainment, watch the movie. If you want more than that, read the book. Just like Grisham's novels, each of my reviews of his novels is almost identical to the last with only certain details changed to give it a new flavor.Go ahead Grisham, sue me. Then, you can write a story about it.

  • Patrick
    2019-04-13 09:02

    The book tells of a boy who happens upon a mob lawyer who commits suicide. But before he commits suicide, he divulges information on where the body of the murdered Senator was hidden by his mob boss. Fearing reprisal by the mob or the FBI for lying, he hires a lawyer to get him out of this mess. I only slightly dislike this book because the premise of the book is weak. I could not get over the fact that the kid could have avoided the whole suspense by telling the FBI the truth about the body of the Senator. In that way, he and his immediate family could have gone into the Witness Protection Program and considering his mother's miserable job, the WPP would actually be step up from his current life. Also, his lawyer could have advised him to tell the FBI so the kid would be in WPP instead of a possible target of the mafia. The excitement of the book did not have purpose to it so this is the reason the book sucked.And what is wrong with Assistant Attorney General, he already knew the kid was not talking because he was scarred for his life and the life of his family so could he not cut a deal with the FBI to expedite the WPP?What is wrong with the mother? Sure it would be a hastle to be in the WPP but their lives are already in danger! So, the WPP would actually be safer for them instead of having their identity known currently. This is an idiotic and unbelievable plot.I guess the only redeeming quality about this book is the relationship between the kid and the 52 year old lawyer in which they both alternated being the adult in the relationship. For that, I will give this book 1.5.

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2019-03-23 11:57

    I remember when Grisham books were all the rage and surely read this one back in the day but honestly, I remember almost nothing about it. I believe it was your typical adult thriller but with almost no sex (this was the 80s after all) and just the typical jumping the shark kinds of hijinks. I know it because both a film and a TV series based on the idea of toxic waste by powerful companies and the way they attack whistleblowers and that is all great but I honestly don't recall being blown away by the quality of the writing itself.

  • Suzanne
    2019-04-17 06:46

    This was just what I wanted, a quick read, some action and a good fast paced storyline. So what if the hero was a 10 year old boy, I enjoyed it! My attention was held throughout, which is my sign of a good read, and the main characters were all likeable. Mark and Reggie were loveable in their own ways, and it was fun seeing the youngster outsmart the thugs and the FBI. I highly recommend this book if you're after an easy read.

  • Neja
    2019-03-26 11:55

    I like every book that Grisham wrote, period. This story is about a crazy, just horrible dilemma. Didn't like the movie…but hey, movies are almost always worse than a book, because they cut out a lot of stuff, they change the story plus, you don't have your own imagination portrayed in a movie.

  • Cwwj
    2019-04-03 05:47

    Caution: spoiler.I always like Grisham's books in spite of the cartoonish political spin (Republicans uniformly evil; Democrats caring, sensitive, kind). This, his fourth book, was surely not one of his best, but only because there is a mile-wide hole in the plot. The solution to the dilemma of little Mark -- who possesses the secret of where the Senator's body is buried -- was so overwhelmingly clear within the first 100 pages that each successive machination of Reggie's, each attempt to protect and shield him variously from the mob, the FBI, and the evil Republican prosecutor, became more and more frustrating (but funnier) as the book wore on. How could a clever writer like John Grisham have missed it? How could his clever editors not have noticed?It's simple: When Mark first dumped his secret on Reggie, she could have (and should have, and any smart lawyer would have) simply said, "Mark, you don't need a lawyer. And you don't have to talk face to face with the police or the FBI. All you have to do is make an anonymous phone call to the FBI (or the New Orleans police, or the Attorney General's office, or all three), and tell them where the body is buried. They will ask you who you are. You will tell them that you won't say because you are afraid the mafia will kill you. Then just hang up. (Alternatively, if Reggie is afraid that police might connect the young voice of the anonymous caller with the young boy who saw the suicide and was being interviewed by them, she could simply have had her secretary, Clint, make the call -- or make it herself). No law-breaking; no obstruction of justice; no detention; no court proceedings, nada.Of course, there is no book either if Reggie does the smart thing. But then there would also not have been a million readers who saw the obvious hole in the story and said, "What was John Grisham thinking of?"

  • John
    2019-03-27 04:04

    The Client is about an eleven year old named Mark Sway and his little brother Ricky witnessing a suicide. Before the man killed himself he told Mark information about a murder case that was being looked at. Marks brother goes into shock from the suicide and he has to stay in the hospital for a while. Mark does not know if he should tell the FBI the information he received or not because he is scared for his family’s lives and his own. The Client takes place in a small town in Memphis. Mark is a poor kid who lives with his mom and his brother in a small trailer. The conflict in this story is internal. Mark has to decide if he wants to tell the FBI his story or to keep it to himself so he can maybe save his life and the lives of the people around him.One of the Strengths of the writing in this book was that it was always something that you would want to keep reading, it was also a book that you can read quickly. One of the weaknesses was that the author would skip from one part of the story to the next. First he would talk about mark and say what is happening with him, and then switch to talking with the FBI and how they would get Mark to talk. I liked this book because there was something to make you want to read more right at the beginning when the man kills himself. I recommend this book to someone that likes different things about court and to people that like ongoing action.276

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-03-22 07:07

    کتاب «موکل»، با عنوان «موکل خطرناک»، در: 473 صفحه، توسط نشر البرز نیز، منتشر شده است. داستان درباره «مایک» پسرکی یازده ساله، و برادرش «ریکی» است که ناخواسته شاهد خودکشی مردی در علفزارهای کنار خانه خویش هستند، «مایک» به دلیل شرایط سخت زندگی، خود را پشتیبان مادر، و برادر کوچکترش میداند، او برای نجات مرد نیز سعی میکند، اما، گیر میافتد. مرد تصمیم میخواهد که در پایان لحظات عمرش، تنها به سوی مرگ نرود، او میخواهد «مایک» نیز، همراهش باشد. مرد از راز قتل یکی از سناتورهای امریکایی، توسط موکل خویش پرده برمیدارد، و به «مایک» میگوید: موکلش جنازه آن سناتور را، که کل ایالت به دنبالش هستند، زیر پارکینگ خانه او، دفن کرده است! از آن لحظه به بعد، «مایک» اطلاعاتی پیدا میکند، که زندگی کودکانه و ساده او را، وارد بازی خطرناکی با پلیس و مافیا میکند. ا. شربیانی

  • Salymar
    2019-03-28 11:03

    “You advised him not to get a lawyer, giving as one of your reasons the opinion that lawyers are a pain in the ass. Gentlemen, the pain is here." -Reggie Love, The Client At first, I wasn't quite attached to this book because the first few chapters are kind of dull but, when I reached Chapter 3 (probably the chapter where the story begins to unfold) it gets more and more thrilling! It got me on the edge of my seat!Also , I loved the characters, first the protagonist, an eleven-year-old boy named Mark Sway, he's very clever. Love it! And of course the lawyer, Reggie Love, also smart and bad ass ;)

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-04-18 03:38

    I've got the film of this on VHS, but it was only recently that I read the book. is my favourite John Grisham book so far, and instead of just the usual legal thriller, an unexpected kid is caught up in the mystery of a shocking crime.

  • Naddy
    2019-04-17 08:47

    I don't know why once in a year i crave for John Grisham may be because i started reading The Firm as first book, but couldn't complete due to some lame excuses or reasons. So, i picked The Client, The Client will kick-start after 10 pages, you can predict the plot in 20 pages unless you don't read what is written on the back of book. By 30 pages you will find it very difficult to put down.It is tale of a 11 year old boy Mark Sway who met a mob lawyer who was about to commit suicide. But before he commits suicide, he divulges information on where the body of the murdered Senator was hidden by his mob boss. Fearing reprisal by the mob or the FBI for lying, he hires a lawyer Reggie Love to get him out of this mess. I have strong empathy for Reggie Love, i quite liked her character. It is typical John G style, first build the suspense, raise the adrenaline, then drag a bit, then dramatized it, then let the reader guess, then add some twist, then add more twists then reach the climax sometimes predictable sometimes highly unpredictable, add bit of humor here and there. So, all in all it has everything a reader expects from John Grisham.If you are into thrillers or court rooms please give it try,I just wished there was some more of courtroom hearing part, rest everything was fine.I will sign-off with 3.5/5

  • Keegan
    2019-04-04 10:52

    I really like this movie and watched it before I'd ever read the book. But I remembered that this was one of the few cases where I liked both the book and the movie even where they didn't match up. I don't know that I'll read it again ever though because I did like the movie better this time around. I liked that there were just the three primary characters, for instance. And I admit that I liked that Foltrigg (while still being a loud mouth) wasn't quite the moron he is in the book-- but I'm sure that's because Tommy Lee Jones played him and wasn't willing to be such an idiot. And I'm okay with that. From the book, I liked that Dianne and Reggie seem to have a better relationship. I also love that the employer sends her flowers. I was annoyed, though, about the random court reporter and her skirt. Sometimes the sex junk-- totally irrelevant to the story-- annoys me a lot and this time it did especially. So the story is great, high-speed, likeable characters, good background, but then you just gotta go throw in a little trash to sell more. Yeah, annoyed me. I admit it. So, like the story and really like Mark, Reggie, and Dianne, but it will be a long time before I read it again.

  • Corey
    2019-04-01 10:49

    This was my very first book that I've read by John Grisham, and I absolutely loved it, I really like his writing style and the book just really seems to drag you right into the story. I had never heard of Grisham until I had seen the movie The Client with Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones, and I've watched the movie several times, and my mom told me that the movie was based on a novel by John Grisham and she said he writes courtroom dramas. The book was excellent and very easy to follow, great characters and a lot of suspense and edge of your seat moments. A real page turner.

  • Horace Derwent
    2019-04-16 05:50

    I clearly remember the scene in Black Hawk Down, that soldier(forgotten the name and the actor's name, Tom Hardy maybe), he popped into chopper cabin, holding this book, a paperback edition with the coverThis scene engraved in my mind more than the Joel Schumacher film didThat soldier was one of the 18 casualties :(

  • Linh
    2019-03-28 08:48

    I'm usually a fan of John Grisham books but this was kind of a bore. Its based around an 11 year old boy who acts, thinks, and speaks as if he is a 30 something year old man. Is it just me or did some readers also get frustrated towards the end of the book?

  • Nicholas Villazon
    2019-03-24 03:53

    So in the beginning of the story their is these two boys that are brothers and this take place around the 1960's and these two brothers ricky and mark are smokers that are bad boys. so one day they decide to go in the forest and later seems to find something that they couldnt believe . Finds out that once they stumble upon the woods they see a man trying to kill him self. as the look to see who it is the man that is trying to kill him self see them and catches one of the brothers and stick him in the car with him so that he doesn't die alone. therefore thru out the suicide he manages to escape with the man killing him self and the brothers free. until years later the case that they once were in are now possibly responsible for the death. Therefore called the client and see what really happens. do the boys get in trouble or do they get set free?

  • Ksenia Anske
    2019-03-31 04:59

    A story I followed breathlessly from page one until I remembered that I was supposed to figure out its plot and all that jazz. I forgot. I got sucked in. I don't remember the last time I was so engrossed. An eleven-year old kid against lawyers and FBI and mafia. And one very dead body hidden in a secret place. And everyone trying to find the body. And the kid and the killer the only ones who know where it's at. What's not to like? One of those books you want to swallow in one sitting.

  • Abram(Aegus)
    2019-04-09 11:03

    My Rating: 1/5Everyone recommended John Grisham. So I bought The Client. The reviews for the books have been mostly positive. So I thought that this is a good read but It isn't. I couldn't go more that four chapters of the book. I tried again and again but It's just not good, So you know.....So, This is a bad book. I won't recommend it to anybody. Thank you.

  • CD
    2019-04-05 04:01

    this is the book that made me not read any more of his books. It's like he woke up one morning and said, I'm done. He left countless threads unraveled. He dropped ideas. the ending was unbelievable and abrupt. All in all what could have been an amazing book was such a disappointment that it made me avoid him because I was so angry he wasted my time.

  • Rebecca Forster
    2019-04-18 08:52

    Love Grisham's early work especially. Characterization is always uppermost in my mind and he does a great job. Read it awhile back and then took it on vacation again to read. That is my highest endorsement.

  • Nancy Steinle gummel
    2019-04-10 10:55

    I had seen the movie years ago so I had a general idea about the book. The book is so much better than the movies. The book goes into so much more detail. It's so life like with the Mob element and how devious the goverment is when trying to pursue their agenda.

  • Ryan
    2019-04-04 09:00

    I could not get into this one. I didn't care about the characters and it just seemed cheesy.

  • Jason
    2019-03-26 04:02

    This was my first John Grisham novel. It won't be the last since I've heard a few good things about The Testament, but that one might be my last if there isn't some improvement on a few things.I have to compare this one to the movie a bit since that flick is a fave, and I think this is one of the rare cases where I like the movie better than the book. The character of Reverend Roy Foltrigg was much different in the book, much more obnoxious, much dumber, and just doesn't stand up to the awesomeness that is Tommy Lee Jones in the movie. The movie seemed to merge a few characters from the book into the movie Foltrigg, actually. It's like Grisham took the stereotype of the conservative blowhard, and that was it for Foltrigg. Foltrigg wasn't the only character that lacked depth, though. Two-dimensional characters was the order of the day for a lot of the secondary characters, and only a couple of the minor ones went through any character development by the end of the book. Several weren't all that believable at all.But that's not the case for the main characters. Mark Sway was rather awesome, and so was Reggie Love. As for Judge Harry Roosevelt, who is underplayed in the movie, he was frocking kick-a in the novel. What's even better is that all three were believable, and didn't completely fit one particular mold like other characters.As for writing style: eh... He seems to get a bit preachy about things, and goes out of his way to make certain 2-D characters look even shallower, especially Foltrigg. He kind of writes in the third person with a character's point of view, but that character can change at any instant, sometimes in the middle of a sentence, and it gets rather confusing at times. At one moment you're at a table in a restaurant listening to two guys talk, getting one of those guys' thoughts, and occasionally the other guy's thoughts as well (confusing enough), and with the very next sentence a waiter in the kitchen is saying something completely unrelated to the conversation going on at the table in the dining area. This was not an isolated incident, and thus the action was sometimes hard to follow. In fact, it was such a distraction throughout the book that I wanted to give it two stars.So, what gave this book an extra star from me? The story itself! Style and character deficiencies aside, this man knows how to put together a good bundle of yarn; he's just not the most adept at spinning it. Having looked at a couple other reviews of this book, I've noticed some others have pointed out one major gaping plot hole: Why didn't Reggie suggest an anonymous phone call from someone to the FBI, it wouldn't even have to be Mark, or made in Memphis. It's a very simple and common idea, and could've been suggested when Mark and Reggie first met before the mob started threatening Mark. Even if it had been brought up and shot down for some reason, any reason, would've been better than not exploring it at all in the lawyer's office at the first meeting. Or maybe it was mentioned in a throw-away sentence, and I missed it? At any rate, that bothered me. Of course, if that had occurred, then 300 pages would've been shaved off the book, and the story would be very boring indeed.Another nit-pick: As for denouement, well, aside from the very main plot point, there isn't any, and even the one for the main plot is kind of loose. I'd like to know whether or not Foltrigg had his ass handed to him by Harry, and what happened to Barry. In the movie, you can infer pretty easily what happens to him, but in the book it's not even remotely explored. Also, does the mob want to pursue the Sways, or are they just going to cut their losses (and get rid of Barry the Blunderer) and leave that whole thing alone? And most importantly, was Detective Klickman able to eat all those pizzas and Chinese food lunches he didn't order? I guess we'll never know.

  • Alexandra
    2019-04-18 09:53

    Holy shit, this was intense... I found this book by accident, I already knew John Grisham from the "Theo Boone" Books but this was my first novell from him. And I'm impressed as fuck! It's so hard for me to calm because this book caused so much emotions in me, it made me think so much, basically all the time. I couldn't put it down. Actually I really want to re-read it - even though I just finished it. Lately I'm really not in a reading mood but this book defenitly put me back into it! I love crime and lawyer stories and this is a very specific one. It was exciting from the first page, Grisham's writing is very fluent and easy to read, yet I felt most of the time like he's playing with me(or my nerves). This book seriously scared the shit out of me sometimes. It had this threatening kind of thrill, excitment. Genious!And like all fantastic books, "The Client" needs to have a weaksness as well: The ending.The end was good, don't get this wrong. I get along with it and I also think that it was logical but it was pretty predictable and the last "thing", you know THAT thing at the end to crown the story, was missing. What a shame, but I enjoyed this book anyway and I'll definitly re-read it soon and read more from John Grisham.(School) Grade: Com'mon! I won't be like that and give it the best one, 1!

  • Athira Nair
    2019-04-21 06:49

    An irresistible read, The Client follows the story of Mark, an 11 year old who chanced upon a suicide and what follows. A flawless narration and compelling view oof the legal system. No one who reads the book is likely to forget the eleven year old Mark Sway, who has watched too much television and crime shows. A wonderful set of secondary characters and surprisingly just legal system makes it all the more fascinating. Definitely one of Grisham's best works.

  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
    2019-03-28 09:05

    I liked this a lot more than I thought I would.

  • Reindert Van Zwaal
    2019-04-17 08:43

    A very intriguing read. Grisham is a master in giving people their own personality. Multiple characters were so strong, funny and interesting. I guess this is what I found most remarkable of this book. The story was sometimes a bit hard to believe, but you wanted to believe it nevertheless, good job!

  • Darren
    2019-04-10 10:46

    I got this book from my oldest brothers wife. I enjoyed reading it. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. It was a well written book.