Money can buy you anything. Even a verdict...
In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking guilty 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 knows it's in trouble. Their only avenue is to appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will either approve the verdict or reverse it.
But the company's owner, Carl Trudeau, isn't willing to let justice be done. Instead, he decides to try to purchase a seat on the Court. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mould him into a potential Supreme Court justice.
Their Supreme Court justice.
And unless their scheme is exposed, the polluters will make a clean escape...
'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' - Irish Independent
'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' - Jodi Picoult
'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett
'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' - Telegraph
'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times
'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' - Daily Record
'Masterful - when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' - Mirror
'A giant of the thriller genre' - TimeOut
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- Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
- Seitenzahl: 512
- Erscheinungstermin: 21. April 2010
- ISBN-13: 9781407058856
- Artikelnr.: 39214116
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