In a courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into the water supply, causing the worst cancer cluster in history. The company appeals to the Supreme Court, and tries to fix the case by planting their own man as a supreme justice.

ISBN: 9780099481768 Author: Grisham, John Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd Publication Date: 20th November 2008 Imprint: Arrow Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 501 Edition: |1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Money can buy you anything. Even a verdict…

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking guilty 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 knows it’s in trouble. Their only avenue is to appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will either approve the verdict or reverse it.

But the company’s owner, Carl Trudeau, isn’t willing to let justice be done. Instead, he decides to try to purchase a seat on the Court. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mould him into a potential Supreme Court justice.

Their Supreme Court justice.

And unless their scheme is exposed, the polluters will make a clean escape…

The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will change the way readers think about the electoral process and judicial system forever.

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