A Civil Action
Publication Date: August 1996
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"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
Now a Major Motion Picture!
In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry--one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice--A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience.
Asher is editor in chief of Vintage Books. His column "20-Minute Gardener" appears monthly in House & Garden.
"Whether in truth or fiction, I have never read a more compelling chronicle of litigation." --John Grisham
"A page-turner. Rich and vivid. . . eventful and gripping." --The New York Times
"Once you start A Civil Action, you probably will not be able to put it down." --Washington Post Book World