Many of the reviews remark that this is not Grisham's best work and while that may be true, this author's lesser efforts are always much better than most other writers' best work. While this novel may not be up there with his best and while it is not a roller coaster ride of excitement, I still found it to be an engrossing, enjoyable reading experience. I particularly found the information about Native American Indians very interesting as it applied to the plot. This is not a convoluted, pretentious thriller that requires the reader to constantly flip back through the pages to try to remember characters or incidents...it is straight forward story telling --- something which Mr. Grisham has always excelled at. One of the reader's reviews commented that the end of the book left him with a smile on his face and I agree. After too many endings that leave us confused or wondering what just happened, it was a real treat to read a clear, concise finale. Even the fact that one character's future is left unaddressed, I felt that was because as a result of the satisfyingly complete ending, the reader assumes this character's situation will be resolved accordingly.