The Appeal

The Appeal

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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John Grisham's first legal thriller since The broker. 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.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2008
ISBN: 9781415943595
1415943591
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 76 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Beck, Michael 1949-
Books on Tape, Inc

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rprivette Mar 25, 2012

Erin Brokovich + a "Master of the Universe" + lousy politics influencing the judicial system. A downer.

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Aug 24, 2009

Another good book from a solid writer. I give it 8 out of 10.

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