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

Tort, noun: a harmful act, or failure to act, which justifies legal action and the possibility of paying damages
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The Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long, and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit Washington D.C. every week.

But as he digs deeper into his client's background, Clay stumbles upon a conspiracy too horrible to believe. A pharmaceutical giant has been secretly and illegally testing a new drug on addicts one that helps stop addiction, but which drives them to random acts of violence.

Overnight, aided by a mysterious whistleblower with an agenda of his own, Clay becomes the new 'king of torts', a celebrity among lawyers and a national media figure.

But as the financial stakes rise and rise, so does the danger...

Reviews

Page-turningly compulsive

Daily Mail

Grisham reigns supreme... another tremendous tour de force

Sunday Express

A rollercoaster ride

The Times

This novel has incident to burn, a clean, pacy style and a conclusion that will blindside the reader

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    9780099537137

    November 1, 2013

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    496 pages

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    9781407059136

    June 1, 2010

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    496 pages

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