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The Runaway Jury (original 1996; edition 2006)

by John Grisham

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Title:The Runaway Jury
Authors:John Grisham
Info:Delta (2006), Paperback, 464 pages
Collections:Audiobook, Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:2012

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The Runaway Jury by John Grisham (1996)

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Sluggish at the beginning, but then it picked up and kept me guessing until the very end. Nicholas, the juror and Fitch, the tobacco company's jury consultant, which some shady tactics, are the main two characters until Marlee shows up. I wasn't sure who's side Marlee was really on - her own agenda? Nicholas'? Despised Fitch's heavy handed tactics, but I wasn't sure if he would get his comeuppance in the end or not. ( )
  nancynova | Apr 25, 2016 |
Loved it. I loved the scam. I loved the protagonist. In fact, back to the scam, this guy basically earns millions without stealing a dime from his victims. It's brilliant (and impossible) and I reveled in Nick's victory for about an hour afterword. In fact, not even my present great disdain for Mr. G will taint how much I liked this book. ( )
  evamat72 | Mar 31, 2016 |
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 |
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From Publishers Weekly
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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Sappinen, Jorma-VeikkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him.
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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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