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    Description"Politics has always been a dirty game. Now justice is, too. "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. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. 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.


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    Title
    The Appeal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Grisham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 484
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440243816
    ISBN 10: 0440243815
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGM1020, AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    DC22: 813/.54
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC034000
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D7
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 72
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    B&T Approval Code: P26103338
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS3557.R5355 A86 2008E
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031030
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    25 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker) and all of them have become international bestsellers. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marks his first foray into non-fiction. Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.
    Review quote
    "Building a remarkable degree of suspense...Grisham delivers his savviest book in years. His extended vacation from hard-hitting fiction is over."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "A novel that could become its own era-defining classic. John Grisham holds up that same mirror to our age as Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities"."--"The Boston Globe" "Chilling and timeless."--"The Washington Post" "An intricately detailed, involving story...the ending may surprise you."--"People" "Stirring popular fiction that doubles as an important public-service announcement."--"Entertainment Weekly" "Packs a wallop...The timing, in the midst of all the presidential primaries, makes it all the more compelling."-"USA Today" "Fascinating...filled with deadly accurate characterizations by and author who knows both the law and politics from the inside."-"Los Angeles Times" "A clever story and thoughtful plot...Grisham confronts in stark relief the dangers of electing judges in an era of big-money politics."--"Seattle Times-Post Intelligencer"