Summary and Evaluation of The Firm by John Grisham
Mitchell Y. McDeere, third in his class at Harvard Law, envisioned a career working on Wall Street, but Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a small, rich, and very private law firm in Memphis, made him an offer which he could not refuse. He and his wife Abbey moved to Memphis to start their new life. Mitch and Abbey believed that they were finally going to be happy but soon after they moved to Memphis, Mitch became very suspicious of some of the firm's clients and partners. Two partners died in a suspicious diving accident off Grand Cayman. He discovered other odd things at the firm, which included no one had ever resigned from the firm and security measures were very tight. One afternoon, while eating lunch alone at a nearby diner, an agent from the FBI approached him and Mitch then confirmed his suspicions. The FBI agent, Terrance, told Mitch a lot more about the goings on at the firm. Mitch knew that if he helped the FBI the firm would kill him, just like they killed the two partners in the Grand Cayman, but if he didn't help the FBI, he would be included in the bust for being involved.
Mitch only told his wife these secrets and they decided to be very careful because their house, car, and office were all bugged. Mitch met with the FBI whenever the FBI needed him and he did what he was told. This was all very difficult because of the very tight security in the office. The information that Mitch got for the FBI from the office was not enough for them. Mitch was instructed to find the ?important? files, which were located in the firm?s beach house in the Grand Cayman. To get these files Mitch needed help from his wife and friend Tammy Hemphill. With the help of Abbey, Tammy, and his brother, Mitch was able to get the information to incriminate Bendini, Lambert & Locke, and also escape from the FBI and live in secrecy together.
Abbey, Mitch?s wife, called Mitch at work and told him her father called saying a doctor had found a tumor in one of her mother?s lungs and that she was leaving Memphis to be with her mother. But instead of going home to Kentucky, she went to the Nashville airport and made on her way to The Cayman Islands.
Tammy Greenwood Hemphill was already at The Cayman Islands...