The Appeal (Google eBook)
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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.
The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough to his interests. 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.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mainrun - LibraryThing
Like all Grisham books, I enjoyed this one: looking forward to getting back to it, and not wanting to stop while reading. This book reminded me of the last few Tom Clancy novels, but with a polar ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing
This is the first Grisham book I ve read for a while. Story is a small town law firm sue a big evil empire. They win and are awarded damages. The big evil empire appeal and are very sneaky. The main ... Read full review