The Appeal

By John Grisham; Michael Beck (Read by)
(Random House Audio Publishing Group, Compact Disc, 9780739316535, 10pp.)

Publication Date: January 29, 2008

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Description
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 listeners unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.



About the Author
Auteur de best-sellers internationaux, John Grisham a ecrit vingt-six romans, dont plusieurs ont ete adaptes pour le cinema.

Michael Beck is a research engineer at Alcatel Research and Innovation. As Editor of the EFM Copper Sub Task Force, he had a major role in the creation of the Ethernet in the First Mile standard. Mr. Beck holds a Master's Degree in Physical Engineering from Ghent University and has written numerous papers on EFM. He resides in Antwerp, Belgium
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