The King of Torts by John Grisham
A Novel

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The Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week.

As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life—that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession’s newest king of torts.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

About John Grisham

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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. 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.
Published March 9, 2010 by Dell. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Clay doesn't, so Clay gets the push.

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Publishers Weekly

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Grisham continues to impress with his daring, venturing out of legal thrillers entirely for A Painted House and Skipping Christmas</EMPHA

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Mention the name "John Grisham" to most readers and the image of a.

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Entertainment Weekly

Sustaining momentum, not building character, is Grisham's specialty, and if Clay is never quite an entirely convincing creation, at least the fast pace blows through a lot of what Grisham leaves out;

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