The Client (1993)is a legal thrillerwritten byAmericanauthor JohnGrisham. It is amixture of variouslegalelements,suspenseand thriller.
Mark Sway-The young boy who see the suicide of a lawyer. Reggie Love: A female lawyer who has been practicing for five years. Ricky- who is eight years old gets into coma after seeing the suicide. Barry Muldanno : Mafia member who is accused of killing a senator. A cold-blooded man, he plans on killing eleven-year old Mark. Roy Foltrigg : US government lawyer whose job is to prove that Barry Muldanno killed the senator. He tries everything to make Mark talk and at the end mark speeaks.
Jerome Clifford: A very important lawyer. His client was Barry Muldano . He committed suicide in the beginning. Harry Roosevelt: The judge of the youth court. He tries to protect children since he was a neglected child himself when he was a boy. Dr. Greenway: The doctor that attempts to cure Ricky of his coma.
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 information was about the place where US senetors dead body was hidden by the mafia. Now in order for the FBI to win the case against Muldanno, they must find the body before anything happens to it. The FBI suspects that Mark is withholding information, and consequently takes him to court in order to find out where the body is. Mark, knowing the danger ,hires a lawyer named Reggie Love to help him in defending himself. Later on court orders to keep mark in juvenile lock-up (partly to protect him, partly to make him talk)
but escapes and runs away and decides to look for the body with Reggie. If the body is found then he will no longer be in danger of being killed by the Mafia. He to travel to New Orleans to search for it. Its very early in the morning when they arrive and while approaching the area of the corpse, the boy and his lawyer observe some Mafia henchmen trying to relocate the body. Mark somehow diverts them and they are successful in finding US senetors body
.. Reggie later tells the FBI where the body is, but only after Mark and his family are entered into the United States Federal Witness Protection Program. The Sway family retreats to a revered hospital in Phoenix to tend to Rickys severe condition and Mark never sees Reggie again.
THEME THE CLIENTS DEALS ONLY WITH ETHICS ANDTHE COURAGE OF YOUNG BOY.