The Runaway Jury: A Novel

By John Grisham


They are on the heart of a multimillion-dollar felony typhoon: twelve women and men who've been investigated, watched, manipulated, and burdened via highly-priced legal professionals and experts who will cease at not anything to safe a verdict. Now the jury needs to come to a decision within the so much explosive civil trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit opposed to an enormous tobacco corporation. yet just a handful of individuals understand the reality: that this jury has a pacesetter, and the decision belongs to him.

He is understood simply as Juror #2. yet he has a reputation, a previous, and he has deliberate his each flow with assistance from a gorgeous lady at the open air. Now, whereas a company empire hangs within the stability, whereas a grieving family members waits, and whereas attorneys are plunged right into a conflict for his or her careers, the reality approximately Juror #2 is set to blow up in a go hearth of greed and corruption—and with justice battling for its life.

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