What are the best legal thrillers?

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    #1The Bonfire of the Vanities

    The Bonfire of the Vanities

    Sherman McCoy is a young banker with a huge apartment in Manhattan when he is involved in a strange accident in the Bronx. Now everyone is behind him. This is the most important novel by Tom Wolfe and also a panoramic story about the 1980's New York City. 

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    Harry Price
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "grab you pop corns and settle in for the best thriller you are going to watch this year, The Bonfire of the Vanities!This is the most important novel by Tom Wolfe and also a panoramic story about the 1980's New York City. "
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    #2The Firm

    The Firm
    The Firm is a mystery thriller book written by John Grisham. It is first published in 1991 and it is about Mith McDeere's life who changed after he got a job at a law firm. 
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    David Sanchez
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I love this author, and this particular book by him is very well known and loved. This is exactly what I want to read in this genre, and the user reviews reflect how good this book should be for most poeple looking for this sort of story."
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    #3Shadow Account

    Shadow Account

    Shadow Account is a financial thriller mystery suspense fiction written by Stephen W. Frey. This tells the story of Conner Ashby, an investment banker. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2005 by Ballantine Books.

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    Wayne Wood
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The book isn't too incredibly long, but it has a couple thrills along the way. It won't leave you on the edge of your seat but it will leave you wanting more."
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    #4Muscle Memory (Brady Coyne)

    Muscle Memory (Brady Coyne)

    Muscle Memory by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1999. This is the 16th book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by the Scar Tissue in 2000.

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    Jordan Sullivan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a decent little book and I had a fun time with it. The author of this book has had some ups and downs in his career but I would mark this as one of his higher notes and he managed to write a pretty decent little thriller here. If you enjoy other books in the series then you will love this one because the writing and character development is quite a bit better than some of the others."
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    #5Cutter's Run (Brady Coyne)

    Cutter's Run (Brady Coyne)
    Cutter's Run by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1998. This is the 15th book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by the Muscle Memory in 1999.
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    Vicky Duan
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I am not familiar with the author, but the description of the book intrigues me and sounds like it would be a good read."
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    #6The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller)

    The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller)

    The Gods of Guilt is the fifth book in Michael Connelly's thrilling crime and legal mystery series, Mickey Haller series. It was released in May 2014. It is about a murder case involving a prostitute who was once helped by the main character.

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    Alan Cox
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "After asking around for the best legal thrillers, I was recommended to read The Gods of Guilt by Mickey Haller. This thriller has a little bit of everything: murder, money, criminal law, and of course suspense. It is a definite must read! "
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    #7Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)

    Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)

    Why Kings Confess is the ninth book in C.S. Harris' historical thrilling fiction series for adults, the Sebastian St. Cry Mystery series. It was released in March 2014. It is about a sensational murder with links to French leader, Napoleon Bonaparte.

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    Sandra Myers
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "looks good buti doubt it is the best"
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    #8The Client

    The Client
    Mark Sway knows a secret of a terrible murder that not even the adults should know. A US Senator is dead and Mark is the only person who knows where the body is hidden. Police want to know the truth, and the murder wants his silence. 
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    Grace Brewer
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "I am a huge fan of thrillers and legal drama... especially this particular author so I couldn't wait to crack open this book! I was not disappointed. The Client is a page turner from start to finish and though the ending was a bit predictable it was a great read. I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Mark and his attorney. The novel is well paced with twists and turns around every corner... al in all, a very satisfying story."
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    #9Between Black and White

    Between Black and White

    Pulaski, Tennessee 1966. Bocephus Haynes watched how his father was brutally murdered by the KKK. Bocephus will spend his life searching for justice for his father, but when the men who the man believed was the leader of the ten KKK lynch against his father, Bocephus became the first suspect. 

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    Susan Wright
    Written on March 2, 2018
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    #10White Fire (Pendergast)

    White Fire (Pendergast)
    White Fire is the thirteenth book in the collaborative, thrilling, crime, and mystery series for adults by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was released in late 2013. It is about a woman who is accused of killing a number of people in a spa resort.
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    Lee Yang
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "When past and current mysteries collide, it can only mean a wild adventure lies ahead. Keen detective work and thrilling twists and turns will tell this past-meets-future tale. If you like detective mysteries, this book will be right up your alley."
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    #11The Pelican Brief

    The Pelican Brief

    One of the most famous best-selling novels by John Grisham about the adventure of Darby Shaw, a student of legal in New Orleans who finds a legal brief which links the deaths and uncovers a presidential conspiracy.

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    Bruce McDonald
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "If you don't know about or haven't read The Pelican Brief, you must be living on an island. It is an ingenious, gripping, fast-paced thriller that I just could not put down. Conspiracy, murder, assassins, and a skillfully crafted plot make this one of the best page-turners I've ever read."
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    #12The Protégé (Christian Gillette)

    The Protégé (Christian Gillette)

    The Protégé is a financial thriller mystery suspense fiction written by Stephen W. Frey as the second book in the Christian Gillette series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Fawcett Books.

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    Justin Castro
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book kept me glued to the edge of my seat! I enjoyed the subject, even though it's not something that I usually read. Great book! "
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    #13In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is the story of a murder, and the investigation that leads to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers. This book transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.
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    Donna Gonzalez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My mom is really into legal thrillers! Like obsessed with crime and true crime stories. Which lead me to the Christmas present I got her last year, In Cold Blood. This book is the story of a murder investigation that lead to the capture of the murderers. She really enjoyed the book, but for me some of the details were a bit much."
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    #14The Broker

    The Broker
    This book by the worldwide bestselling author John Grisham. The outgoing President chooses a controversial decision: grant a full pardon to Joel Backman, a Washington power broker who spent the last 6 years in a federal prison.
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    Kenneth Miller
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Interesting book and well written. A president, on the end of his term has a decision to grant a pardon to a power broker that has spent the last 6 years of his life in federal prison. There are some interesting plot twists and an overall good read if you're into Crime/Justice stories."
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    #15The Last Juror

    The Last Juror

    One of the most important weekly newspapers in Mississippi went bankrupt, but to everyone's surprise, a 23-year-old college buys and save the newspaper. The first action is to cover the murder of a young mother by a member of the Padgitt family. 

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    Harry Walker
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Last Juror is a compelling legal book. The dark conspiracy that looms is is intriguing and brings about lots of pain and controversy in the community. I found this book to be a real page turner and loved the setting."
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    #16The Appeal

    The Appeal

    A shocking story of legal and political intrigue that begins in a crowded courtroom in Mississipi when a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of toxic dumping into a small town water supply.

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    Bobby Austin
    Written on March 13, 2018
    ""ok heres the plan guys. Im gonna get totally housed and take susan suranden's character from "the client" and mash it all up with erin brockavich and then.....step 3 PROFIT".......John Grishams brainstorming meetings as of late."
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    #17A Time to Kill

    A Time to Kill

    Carl Lee Hailey shoots to the hoodlums that raped his ten-year-old daughter, but the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood. But the extremists outside Clanton heard a black man has killed two whites, they invade the town determined to destroy everything. 

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    Martha Sandoval
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I consider A Time to Kill, a must read. I agree that A Time to Kill is the best legal thriller. I think it demonstrates sympathy and empathy brilliantly."
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    #18Intrusion (Chris Bruen)

    Intrusion (Chris Bruen)

    Intrusion is a financial thriller mystery suspense fiction written by Reece Hirsch as the second book in the Chris Buen series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2014 by Thomas & Mercer.

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    Edward Cooper
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "a pretty great thriller and mystery novel, and it has a bunch of pages so you're getting your money's worth "
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    #19Impasse

    Impasse
    Impasse is a mystery thriller fiction written by Royce Buckingham.This book is inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo and it is first published in 2015 by Thomas Dunne Books. 
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    Patrick Nelson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This sounds very interesting, I know I could get into reading something like this"

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Best What are the best legal thrillers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Bonfire of the VanitiesBooks 0 Paid
2The FirmBooks 0 Paid
3Shadow AccountBooks 0 Paid
4Muscle Memory (Brady Coyne)Books 0 Paid
5Cutter's Run (Brady Coyne)Books 0 Paid
6The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller)Books 0 Paid
7Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery)Books 0 Paid
8The ClientBooks 0 Paid
9Between Black and WhiteBooks 0 Paid
10White Fire (Pendergast)Books 0 Paid
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