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  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407058856
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

The Appeal



AN AMERICAN CLASSIC FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING MASTER THRILLER WRITER.

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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...
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'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

  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407058856
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

About the author

John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of forty works of fiction and one of non-fiction. His works are translated into forty-two languages. He lives in Virginia.

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Praise for The Appeal

A tense, thoughtful, absorbing read.

The Times

A calm, clinical expose of how money has corrupted justice in some US states. Immaculately done.

Evening Standard

A story that is told well and Mr Grisham keeps the pages flipping. Pefectly enjoyable read.

Law Society Gazette

As usual Grisham is fantastically skilful at delineating the procedural ins and outs of the legal and business worlds in such a way that, as the reader, you feel rather clever yourself.

Daily Express

Clever old Grisham. He is fantastically skilful. The characters are deftly drawn. There's nobody who does legal fiction better.

Daily Express

John Grisham is the biggest-selling author of legal thrillers. He comes up with exciting and enthralling plots, his writing is utterly compelling.

Guardian

Reads both like an inspirational debut and a brilliant career masterpiece... Technically the book is a tour de force, the characters perfectly balanced and precisely drawn, the forward-thrusting chapters sculpted in size and rhythm... The Appeal is a blatant page turner but I guarantee you will hate reaching the end.

Sunday Express

Recalling Dickens and other 19th century fiction... Riveting.

Sunday Times

The intricacies of how corrupt politicians help implement Trudeau's scheme drives the drama and it's a testament to Grisham's storytelling prowess that a novel about topics like US liability law and the ethics of campaign fundraising makes for an entertaining read. A gripping finale.

London Lite

Try as you might to resist, it's hard to argue against Grisham being a great storyteller.

Dorset Echo

Try as you might to resist, it's hard to argue against Grisham being a great storyteller.

Dorset Echo

What he does so well is to people his plots with clearly defined characters... He makes it riveting.

Mirror

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