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The Appeal : John Grisham (Paperback, 2008)
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Author: John Grisham
Format: Paperback Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN-10: 0440243815 Edition Description: Reprint
ISBN-13:

9780440243816

Subject: Action, Adventure
Publication Year: 2008 Language: English

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In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appealis a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In his savviest book in years ("New York Times"), #1 bestselling author Grisham delivers a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue sure to leave readers unable to look at this country's electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

Politics has always been a dirty game. Now justice is, too. In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice.


Product Identifiers
ISBN-100440243815
ISBN-139780440243816

Key Details
AuthorJohn Grisham
Number Of Pages496 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2008-11-18
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRandom House Publishing Group

Dimensions
Weight8.4 Oz
Height1.1 In.
Width4.2 In.
Length6.9 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
Dewey Decimal813/.54
Dewey Edition22

Reviews
"Building a remarkable degree of suspense...Grisham delivers his savviest book in years. His extended vacation from hardhitting fiction is over."Janet Maslin,The New York Times "A novel that could become its own eradefining classic. John Grisham holds up that same mirror to our age as Tom Wolfe'sBonfire of the Vanities."The Boston Globe "Chilling and timeless."The Washington Post "An intricately detailed, involving story...the ending may surprise you."People "Stirring popular fictionthat doubles as an important publicservice announcement."Entertainment Weekly "Packs a wallop...The timing, in the midst of all the presidential primaries, makes it all the more compelling."USA Today "Fascinating...filled with deadly accurate characterizations by and author who knows both the law and politics from the inside."Los Angeles Times "A clever story and thoughtful plot...Grisham confronts in stark relief the dangers of electing judges in an era of bigmoney politics."Seattle TimesPost Intelligencer

Praise forThe Appeal: "Building a remarkable degree of suspense...Grisham delivers his savviest book in years. His extended vacation from hardhitting fiction is over."Janet Maslin,The New York Times "A novel that could become its own eradefining classic. John Grisham holds up that same mirror to our age as Tom Wolfe'sBonfire of the Vanities."The Boston Globe "Chilling and timeless."The Washington Post "An intricately detailed, involving story...the ending may surprise you."People "Stirring popular fictionthat doubles as an important publicservice announcement."Entertainment Weekly "Packs a wallop...The timing, in the midst of all the presidential primaries, makes it all the more compelling."USA Today "Fascinating...filled with deadly accurate characterizations by and author who knows both the law and politics from the inside."Los Angeles Times "A clever story and thoughtful plot...Grisham confronts in stark relief the dangers of electing judges in an era of bigmoney politics."Seattle TimesPost Intelligencer From the Hardcover edition.


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