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  • Paperback
  • 358 pages
  • The Runaway Jury
  • John Grisham
  • English
  • 12 June 2018
  • 0385339690

The Runaway Jury Every Jury Has A Leader, And The Verdict Belongs To Him In Biloxi, Mississippi, A Landmark Tobacco Trial With Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars At Stake 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, Importantly, Why From The Trade Paperback Edition.


About the Author: John Grisham

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur


10 thoughts on “The Runaway Jury

  1. says:

    The Runaway Jury, John GrishamThe Runaway Jury is a legal thriller novel written by American author John Grisham 1998 1375 547 1385 9644182839 624 .

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    I m glad I didn t pay for this book Our apartment building has a bookcase in front of the elevator, and someone in the building must be a Grisham fan, because I ve picked up several of his books from the communal bookcase This is the worst of the Grishams that I ve read.What annoyed me the most was the sheer implausibility of the whole story The civil tobacco trial itself was plausible enough, but the jury foreman protagonist and his accomplice on the outside have a plan to influence the tria I m glad I didn t pay for this book Our apartment building has a bookcase in front of the elevator, and someone in the building must be a Grisham fan, because I ve picked up several of his books from the communal bookcase This is the worst of the Grishams that I ve read.What annoyed me the most was the sheer implausibility of the whole story The civil tobacco trial itself was plausible enough, but the jury foreman protagonist and his accomplice on the outside have a plan to influence the trial via the jury verdict that is so ridiculously far fetched that it s impossible for anyone with common sense to buy into the idea that this could succeed Without giving anything away, they ve been hopping from tobacco trial to tobacco trial in other states w...

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    Nicholas Easter, juror number 2 and a mysterious woman known as Marlee conspire to manipulate the jury to secure a verdict in a landmark trial involving a widow plaintiff whose husband died of lung cancer because of cigarette addiction and a big tobacco company They have to play with both sides the plaintiff and the defense and go up against a cunning jury consultant Rankin Fitch who is an exper...

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    Another Grisham legal thriller successfully concluded.This is definitely one of the author s most exciting and unusual books I think, in part, because those who have never served on a jury always wonder what exactly goes on behind those closed doors They will never find out, though, because most countries have laws protecting the deliberations from being made public So, we will never know whether an irresponsible jury just flipped a coin for the verdict, or whether they decided they didn t li Another Grisham legal thriller successfully concluded.This is definitely one of the author s most exciting and unusual books I think, in part, because those who have never served on a jury always wonder what exactly goes on behind those closed doors They will never find out, though, because most countries have laws protecting the deliberations from being made public So, we will never know whether an irresponsible jur...

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    The Good The beginning and very end of this book were very fast paced and enticing I enjoyed the mysterious characters and that the author allows the reader to know what many are thinking and feeling through various viewpoints The plot line of this book was very original.The Bad I felt like I was reading the Bible at times So many characters were introduced throughout the entirety of the book, and it was difficult to keep up with them and their various personalities It was also difficult t The Good The beginning and very end of this book were very fast paced and enticing I enjoyed the mysterious characters and that the author allows the reader to know what many are thinking and feeling through various viewpoints The plot line of this book was very original.The Bad I felt like I was reading the Bible at...

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    It was okay It definitely felt likeof a shot fired at the tobacco companies It should have focusedon the story instead As such, there isn t a huge amount of drama There are tons of Grisham books so I d advise you start elsewhere, like A Time to Kill All in al...

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    Very entertaining Very worthwhile I wishromance authors would write like him, but add romance.REVIEWER S OPINION For another book someone wrote literary slugger John Grisham returns with a story about I thought how true He is a literary slugger almost always on the New York Times best seller list I periodically read John Grisham to remind me of great writing I have loved several John Grisham s books, and this is another one A number of things had me chuckling with surprise Th Very entertaining Very worthwhile I wishromance authors would write like him, but add romance.REVIEWER S OPINION For another book someone wrote literary slugger John Grisham returns with a story about I thought how true He is a literary slugger almost always on the New York Times best seller list I periodically read John Grisham to remind me of great writing I have loved several John Grisham s books, and this is another one A number of things had me chuckling with surprise The ending was feel good which is important to me The ending had something I didn t expect During the story I enjoyed the way bad guy Fitch was frequently surprised and shocked at what Marlee and Nicholas did with the jury I too was ...

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    Another excellent work by a world revered writer The kernel of the theme here is seemingly encapsulated when the odious Fitch ponders Oh the questions he wanted to ask He d love to start with the two of them and ask whose idea it was, such an ingenious devious plan to study litigation, then follow it across the country then plant oneself on the jury so a deal could be cut for a verdict It was nothing short of brilliant He could grill her for hours, maybe days about the specifics but he kne Another excellent work by a world revered writer The kernel of the theme here is seemingly encapsulated when the odious Fitch ponders Oh the questions he wanted to ask He d love to start with the two of them and ask whose idea it was, such an ingenious devious plan to study litigation, then follow it across the country then plant oneself on the jury so a deal could be cut for a verdict It was nothing short of brilliant He could grill her for hours, maybe days about the specifics but he knew there would be no answers But of course the plot cannot be that simple and we have to wade through this tantalizing work to know the unadorned truth in the end Typical of his works, the author reveals the sleazy nature of the law and legal practitioners For example we read They did the dirty work that had to be kept to themselves Most of the other lawyers used runners like Clive to spread cash and chase cases and perform dark little deeds not taught in law sc...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 4.5 I loved this book.I thought it was a little long, and at times I got bored, which I justified by putting myself is in the shoes of those poor jurors who spent all that time in court Besides, the unraveling of Marlee s secret wasn t that great I don t know it seems a little flimsy Her parents died of lung cancer because they smoked, so she spends her adult life and her inheritance making tobacco companies pay We also don t really know why Nicholas Jeff goes along with this, the whole liv 4.5 I loved this book.I thought it was a little long, and at times I got bored, which I justified by putting myself is in the shoes of those poor jurors who spent all that time in court Besides, the unraveling of Marlee s secret wasn t that great I don t know it seems a little flimsy Her parents died of lung cancer because they smoked, so she spends her adult life and her inheritance making tobacco companies pay We also don t really know why Nicholas Jeff goes along with this, the whole living in secrecy and moving around every few years, following every single tobacco trial Well, other than the fact that he loves her, and, predictably, doesn t like tobacco companies either ever since he worked at a law firm Overall, I would say that this novel lacks a few ...

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