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The Appeal - John Grisham

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"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.

"Building a remarkable degree of suspense...Grisham delivers his savviest book in years. His extended vacation from hard-hitting fiction is over."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"

"A novel that could become its own era-defining classic. John Grisham holds up that same mirror to our age as Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire 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 fiction that doubles as an important public-service 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 big-money politics."--"Seattle Times-Post Intelligencer"

ISBN: 9780440243816
ISBN-10: 9780373608676
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 18th November 2008
Publisher: DELL PUB
Dimensions (cm): 17.272 x 10.668  x 2.794
Weight (kg): 0.249

John Grisham

One day at the Dessoto County courthouse, John Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

That might have put an end to Grisham's hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career - and spark one of publishing's greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.

Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (2006) marked his first foray into non-fiction.

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