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Cover of: The Appeal | John Grisham
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Politics has always been a dirty game.Now justice is, too.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. Their Supreme Court justice.The Appeal 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.From the Hardcover edition.

7 editions First published in 2008

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Cover of: The Appeal
The Appeal
2010, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
Cover of: The Appeal
The Appeal
2010, Random House Group Limited
eBook in English
Cover of: The appeal
The appeal
2008, Doubleday
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The appeal
The appeal
2008, Doubleday
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The appeal
The appeal
2008, Random House Large Print
in English - 1st large print ed.
Cover of: The Appeal
The Appeal
December 2008, Delta
Trade Paperback
Cover of: The Appeal (Limited Edition)
The Appeal (Limited Edition)
March 18, 2008, Doubleday
Hardcover in English - Limited edition

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