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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 - Mark Vashon - Goodreads
I always like Grisham's novels. That's why I'm catching up. This one was a bit more predictable, but it was entertaining. After reading some of the Goodreads user reviews: Geeze, people, does every story need a storybook ending? I'm on to next... Read full review
Review: The AppealUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
The Appeal is a book every American should read. It essentially explains how wealthy companies can literally buy judges - as in, have one taken out and a new one installed - in order to make decisions ... Read full review