The Appeal

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The Appeal

Format:  Paperback,

484 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2008

ISBN-13: 9780385342926

ISBN-10: 0385342926

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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.
"The Appeal" is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2008
ISBN-13: 9780385342926
ISBN-10: 0385342926
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 484
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 1.25

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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.

The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5★ by 3reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Edge of your seat excellence I read this book, loved it thought it took a while to pick up but when it did i couldnt put it down. If you love suspence buy this book one of the best investments you could make. I am in high school and this book was so great i decided to write an extra credit paper on it easy A, john grisham goes into such detail it was hard to limit it to 2 pages they was so much to tell. Buy this book it wont let you down 01/02/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great book another GREAT book by john grisham!! Read it in a couple days 01/03/2009
Rated 4 out of 5★ by did not turn out the way i wanted or thought it would but over all a john gresham stlye read very good 12/30/2008
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