The Appeal: A Novel

By John Grisham


In a crowded court docket in Mississippi, a jury returns a stunning verdict opposed to a chemical corporation accused of dumping poisonous waste right into a small town’s water offer, inflicting the worst “cancer cluster” in background. the corporate appeals to the Mississippi perfect court docket, whose 9 justices will at some point both approve the verdict—or opposite it. 

The chemical corporation is owned by means of a Wall road predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is confident the courtroom isn't pleasant adequate to his pursuits. With judicial elections looming, he makes a decision to attempt to buy himself a seat at the courtroom. the associated fee is some million money, a drop within the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. via an complex net of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a tender, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, control him, industry him, and mould him right into a capability ideally suited court docket justice. Their splendid courtroom justice.

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