The Appeal (Hardcover)

Author: Grisham, John

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Politics has always been a dirty game. Now justice is, too.

In a crowded courtroom in Mississipi, 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 Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave readers unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385515047
SKU 205536036
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0385515049
Release Date 1/29/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.75L x 1.25T
Author Info
John Grisham
John Grisham woke up at 5:00 every morning for three years to complete his first novel, A TIME TO KILL. Working as a lawyer and a member of Mississippi's state legislature, Grisham published his debut thriller with a small and somewhat unknown publisher, receiving only local readership in his home state. He finally burst on to the national scene with his second novel, THE FIRM, a legal thriller that sold millions of copies and stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for 47 weeks. Shortly afterward, Grisham moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where he began working on a series of new legal thrillers, including THE PELICAN BRIEF and THE CLIENT, all of which became bestsellers and were subsequently made into successful films. Having graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a law degree in 1981, Grisham went on to base his popular thrillers on his experience as a specialist in criminal defense. His once-unknown debut, A TIME TO KILL, was made into a major motion picture in 1996.
"THE APPEAL" is John Grisham's handy primer on a timely subject: how to rig an election. Blow by blow, this not-very-fictitious-sounding novel depicts the tactics by which political candidates either can be propelled or ambushed and their campaigns can be subverted.... Building a remarkable degree of suspense into the all too familiar ploys described here, Mr. Grisham delivers his savviest book in years."
From the Publisher
Editors Note The author of such best-selling legal thrillers as A Time to Kill, The Last Juror, and The Brethren presents his latest novel of courtroom and legal suspense as he offers a provocative look at the price of American justice. 2,800,000 first printing.
Annotation The master of the courtroom thriller crafts another fast-paced tale of corruption and intrigue within the American legal system. When a major chemical company is convicted of poisoning a community by dumping waste into the water supply, it faces absolute ruin. Its only hope is that the Supreme Court will hear the appeal and throw out the guilty verdict. The owner of the company crafts a plan to purchase a seat on the Court, and he begins grooming an ambitious young politician, who is oblivious to his venal scheme. Grisham is the bestselling author of A TIME TO KILL and THE FIRM.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0358
Publisher Doubleday Books

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