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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Review: The AppealUser Review - Rasyid Irham - Goodreads
I think this is the first John Grisham's novel which left me with a bitter taste in the mouth. Unlike some other John Grisham's novels I read, the ending is really unsettling. I mean, I get what ... Read full review
Review: The AppealUser Review - Joanna - Goodreads
A good legal and political novel. Covers a case like that in Erin Brokovich. Definitely leans left on its issues. Pretty damning look at the problems inherent in campaign finance. I was consistently entertained, but not blown away. Read full review