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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.
The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough to his interests. 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.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
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Tried several times to read this one but just cant seem to get through it. Boring. Loved the other 15 of Mr Grishams I read though.
A distraction. Ok but not on any kind of must read list.
So disappointed with this book. Yes I agree it's how politics work and the corruption is equally real. Painful and boring read. No fireworks or unexpected outcomes. I'm truly upset that I wasted my time on this one.