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												THE APPEAL: A Novel by  John Grisham
	 - 1st Edition 1st Printing
			 - 2008
		 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 024340)


												THE APPEAL: A Novel by  John Grisham
	 - 1st Edition 1st Printing
			 - 2008
		 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 024340)
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by Grisham, John

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New York, New York, U.S.A. : Doubleday, 2008. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. In a crowded courtroom in Mississipi, 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 APPEALl is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave readers unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again. Fine, first edition, first printing, in as new. mylar-protected dust jacket. (Not remainder-marked or price-clipped) A36


John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.


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On Mar 10 2011, Feeney said:
John Grisham's 2008 novel, THE APPEAL, is good, light bedtime reading. But it is hard to fit into literary pigeonholes. Is is tragic? A gigantic American conglomerate controlled by a superachieving, take-no-prisoners entrepreneur in Manhattan, pollutes the soil and water of a Mississippi town for decades. Cancer rates exceed 12 times the national average. A Jury slaps a huge punitive damage award against the firm. A virtually bankrupt local mom and pop law firm representing the plaintiff needs its share of the award to pay off debts and get a personal life once again.The big man behind the polluting corporation vows never to pay a cent. Will he prevail? ***Not without a plan, the best that money can buy. In this case the plan is to prevent the re-election of a moderate, swing-vote Irish Catholic Mississippi Supreme Court justice (one of nine members) and replace her with a small town WASP Baptist lawyer little league coach with a squeaky clean, unthinking pro-business record. Will he ever realize that he is being used? *** The rest of the novel is about the complex, cynical campaign to add an ultra-conservative yes-man swing vote to the Mississippi Supreme Court by overpowering the initially unsuspecting candidate up for re-election with money and slick, often dirty campaigning. The issue is at times in doubt and much depends on the moral fiber of the puppet candidate for the court. -OOO-


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Grisham, John
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New York, New York, U.S.A.
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8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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