The Juror by George Dawes Green

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Annie Laird is Juror 224. A sculptor with a career going nowhere. A single mother struggling to raise a son. A good citizen who has been summoned to what looks like a rountine tour of civic duty. But the trial she is called to serve on is no ordinary trial. It is a mob trial, whose outcome has been meticulously orchestrated by a man of insidious power and deadly precision. A man who lives by the teachings of Lao Tsu...whose magnetism is irresistible...whose mind is as brilliant as it is twisted. He is know to some as the Teacher, and he's set his sights on Annie Laird.

Pulled into the most chilling depths of the criminal underworld, Annie will be seduced by double-edged promises, stalked by the spector of terror, then, finally, driven to a shocking decision by the most basic motivation a woman can know. THE JUROR is a tour de force of crime and obsession, evil and innocence -- a story that taps into fears so primal they linger long after the last page has been read.

About George Dawes Green

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George Dawes Green is a highly acclaimed novelist and poet. He currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.
Published June 4, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 420 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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Green (The Caveman's Valentine, 1994) does a fine job making you feel the slimy, suckery reach of this Tao-spouting octopus, and as long as he can keep the cast -- Annie, the Teacher, Sari and her shamus, the minor mafiosi -- plotting at cross-purposes, his juggling act is expert enough to make y...

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Immediately, Annie is contacted by ``the Teacher,'' the sleek, Lao Tse-quoting eminence grise behind Buffano, who makes it clear that life, and that of her son Oliver, depend on her saying two words: ``Not guilty.'' And so begins Green's (The Caveman's Valentine) masterfully manipulative thriller...

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Entertainment Weekly

The book becomes a quasi-international thriller, with the obsessed Teacher traveling to Guatemala to kill his rival for Annie's affection (Oliver, who's been stashed there by mom).

Feb 24 1995 | Read Full Review of The Juror


Tried in a familiar venue, "The Juror" is a somewhat leisurely paced psychological thriller distinguished only by a kinetic, menacing performance by Alec Baldwin.

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