The Runaway Jury

The Runaway Jury

Book - 1996
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In Biloxi, Mississippi, a woman sues a tobacco company for the death of her husband from lung cancer. The protagonists are a jury fixer, that is a lawyer whose role is to assure a jury favorable to the company, and a rogue juror whom the fixer cannot eliminate or control. This is a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake which begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1996
ISBN: 9780385472944
0385472943
Branch Call Number: FIC Gris
Characteristics: 401 p

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BookReviewer2015 Jan 17, 2017

Tort law, a multimillion dollar lawsuit, cigarettes, jury tampering....it doesn't get any more suspenseful than this. Watch as Biloxi's biggest trial of the century plays out, and the ultimate knock em down, drag em out tort law trial occurs amidst scandal and deception in this masterful book from John Grisham

peter_103 Feb 19, 2016

This is proof that every writer has at least one lousy novel in them.

The character development was virtually non-existent, which would explain why it was so hard to care about them.
The absence of the traditional hard-working hero, usually found in a Grisham nove, is replaced by an attitude of the end justifies the means.

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rahmmie
Jan 31, 2015

This remains one of my favorite Grisham books. I think he really excelled in this one

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morrich
Feb 23, 2013

If you plough through it, the ending is great.

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sacamp
Mar 31, 2011

Great read. Highly recommend.

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