A Civil Action (Paperback)
Vintage Books USA, 9780679772675, 512pp.
Publication Date: August 27, 1996
Described as a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. 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. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.
A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.
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Praise For A Civil Action…
"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