The Runaway Jury
By John Grisham
(Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345531940, 560pp.)
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
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They are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now the jury must make a decision in the most explosive civil trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him.
He is known only as Juror #2. But he has a name, a past, and he has planned his every move with the help of a beautiful woman on the outside. Now, while a corporate empire hangs in the balance, while a grieving family waits, and while lawyers are plunged into a battle for their careers, the truth about Juror #2 is about to explode in a cross fire of greed and corruption—and with justice fighting for its life.
John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
“Grisham’s most addictive courtroom thriller.”—Seattle Times
“Grisham stacks his Jury with suspense. . . . Don’t start it unless you are prepared to stay up all night.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Couldn’t have been better . . . Carefully and persuasively detailed.”—Los Angeles Times
“A story of genuine significance . . . entertainingly unpredictable.”—The New York Times