The King of Torts
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The King of Torts

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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 D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts... From the Hardcover edition.show more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 124.5 x 139.7 x 27.9mm | 181.44g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 073932358X
  • 9780739323588
  • 78,388

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"Rousing . . . Another pedal-to-the-metal crowd-pleaser."--People "Offers everything one expects from Grisham . . . delivers with a vengeance."--The Seattle Times "Satisfying . . . a lot of fun . . . When you finish it, you're ready to dash on to the next Grisham."--Entertainment Weekly "A thrill ride of twists and turns."--The Philadelphia Inquirershow more

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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 D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts... "From the Hardcover edition.show more

About John Grisham

John Grisham lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi. His previous novels are A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, and The Testament.show more

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"Rousing . . . Another pedal-to-the-metal crowd-pleaser."- People "Offers everything one expects from Grisham . . . delivers with a vengeance." -The Seattle Times "Satisfying . . . a lot of fun . . . When you finish it, you're ready to dash on to the next Grisham." -Entertainment Weekly "A thrill ride of twists and turns." -The Philadelphia Inquirershow more

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