It reads John Grisham, then laments teh onoes failures of modern society?
John Grisham IS modern society. He is the paradigm of the soulless novel; the sister-spirit to Sue Grafton; Stephenie Meyer's deadbeat dad; the masturbatory right hand of the passive voice. And of course, he's a university-educated lawyer, in bookstores and on supermarket shelves everywhere, churning out a new formulaic product each year, like so many Quentin Tarantino "grab the money and run" scripts--but with fewer shotguns, Mexican renegades and Asian schoolgirls.
You hurt us all.