The Runaway Jury

The Runaway Jury

Large Print - 1996
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In Mississippi, a woman sues a tobacco company for the death of her husband from lung cancer. The protagonists are a jury fixer, that is a lawyer whose role is to assure a jury favorable to the company, and a rogue juror whom the fixer cannot eliminate or control.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c1996
Edition: Large Print ed
ISBN: 9780385480154
0385480156
9780375433443
Characteristics: 695 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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BookReviewer2015 Jan 17, 2017

Tort law, a multimillion dollar lawsuit, cigarettes, jury tampering....it doesn't get any more suspenseful than this. Watch as Biloxi's biggest trial of the century plays out, and the ultimate knock em down, drag em out tort law trial occurs amidst scandal and deception in this masterful book from John Grisham

peter_103 Feb 19, 2016

This is proof that every writer has at least one lousy novel in them.

The character development was virtually non-existent, which would explain why it was so hard to care about them.
The absence of the traditional hard-working hero, usually found in a Grisham nove, is replaced by an attitude of the end justifies the means.

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rahmmie
Jan 31, 2015

This remains one of my favorite Grisham books. I think he really excelled in this one

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morrich
Feb 23, 2013

If you plough through it, the ending is great.

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sacamp
Mar 31, 2011

Great read. Highly recommend.

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