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The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

The Runaway Jury (1996)

by John Grisham

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Nothing to do with the movie! A case about cigarettes! Immediate turn-off. Every single character was unlikable and out for himself, both sides in it for the money. A very realistic look into the shameful reality of a tort case. ( )
  Victor_A_Davis | Sep 18, 2015 |
Came out when Grisham was putting out a new one every month. Grisham by the numbers I call this one. Mildly interesting to be on the juror side of things and looks at juror selection and tampering. The book is about Big Tobacco (not arms like the movie is) and one juror being on the inside and messing with the system. At all times the juror is offering to sell out to which ever side will pay, all the while knowing it is just to get the money, use it to make more, and then give back again leaving them scott free. Blah ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
Gishams best so far. i was unable to put this down. I notice the film doesnt do it justice, What a surprise !!!! ( )
  Tony2704 | Mar 8, 2015 |
They are at the center of a multimillion dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now that the jury must make a decision in the most explosive trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 2, 2015 |
The Runaway Jury is a tight and well-written novel by a master of his genre. Lawyers and legalese populate Grisham's stories and this book was no exception. I enjoyed this book, particularly the way the central character developed. It wasn't until I was one-third the way through that I began to understand that character's angle and even as his purpose became clear the final resolution was unknown until the last pages. This was a page turner that I found hard to put down, and it makes an excellent book to read while traveling. ( )
  BradKautz | Dec 2, 2014 |
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Grisham is either remarkably prescient or just plain lucky; because with public concerns about the tobacco companies heating up, and two major nonfiction books currently garnering a lot of attention, he has come up with a tobacco-suit novel that lights up the courtroom.

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Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him.
To the memory of Tim Hargrove (1953-1995)
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The face of Nicholas Easter was slightly hidden by a display rack filled with slim cordless phones, and he was looking not directly at the hidden camera but somewhere off to the left, perhaps at a customer, or perhaps at a counter where a group of kids hovered over the latest electronic games from Asia.
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Since the day his name was selected from the electoral roll, Nicholas Easter has been watched by a private army of lawyers and jury consultants. He is one of 196 prospective jurors in a civil liability trial – and not just any civil liability trial. On one side: the widow of a lung cancer victim, demanding hefty compensation. On the other: a coalition of four tobacco companies who cannot afford to lose the case. A verdict for the plaintiff will mean a disastrous cascade of litigation – so the tobacco companies have hired Rankin Fitch: a ruthless expert on juries who will do anything to win. Victory, however, will not be easy. As Fitch will soon discover, he is not the only crook trying to manipulate this jury.
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Millions of dollars are at stake in a huge tobacco-company case in Biloxi, and the jury's packed with people who have dirty little secrets. A mysterious young man takes subtle control of the jury as the defense watches helplessly, but they soon realize that he in turn is controlled by an even more mysterious young woman. Lives careen off course as they bend everyone in the case to their will.

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The jury in a Mississippi tobacco trial appears to be manipulated and controlled.

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