Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Litigators...spoiler alert.
If you plan on reading this book don't read my review. It is loaded with spoilers.
I finished this book about a week ago, and it was pretty good. I think I have read all but one or two of his books. This book kind of stayed with me a little while after reading it because the final law suit...one of the lawyers goes after... is a toy company that had lead levels so high on some of their toys (made in china) that they caused severe brain damage and early death in the children. I found myself looking at all the toys while shopping this year for the grand kids and putting back all the ones made in china. Both of them still put things in their mouth occasionally and it just scares me to think that a toy could ruin so many lives. The first part of the book is about the lawyers going after a drug company that released a drug for high cholesterol that could be causing deaths but will hard to prove because the people that take it are overweight and not in the best of health anyway. The drug company had bigger and better lawyers than the three lawyers going after them...so they don't win that one..but fortunately they do get compensation for the lead poisoning case. Too little too late though. The young boy died not long after the settlement. I have a feeling this book will become a movie. I am now reading Zero Day by David Baldacci. It is pretty good. Some time before New Years Day...I am going to add up all of the books I have read this year. Almost all of my books are now read on my e-reader...so we are accumulating fewer books. I still buy magazines and we visit Barnes and Noble almost every weekend. We buy religious books in paperback or hardback occasionally. I would be really sad if all the book stores closed up because we all read only e-books so we are doing as much as possible to support them. And... of course we buy lots of books for the grand kids!