The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

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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 beginsroutinely, then swerves mysteriously off  course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at  least one juroris convinced he's being watched. Soon  they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an  anonymousyoung 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?

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. 466 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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Grisham is either remarkably prescient or just plain lucky; because with public concerns about the tobacco companies heating up, and two major nonfiction books currently garnering a lot of attention,

Apr 29 1996 | Read Full Review of The Runaway Jury

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Grisham is either remarkably prescient or just plain lucky; because with public concerns about the tobacco companies heating up, and two major nonfiction books currently garnering a lot of attention,

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Book Reporter

suspects --- although there were several --- they pulled my brother.

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For a stretch in the mid-'90s, it became as tough to avoid John Grisham in movie theaters as on airplanes. Glossy, star-laden adaptations of the...

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With bam-bam editing, Fleder puts triple exclamation points after every key moment, from an opening scene that cross-cuts between McDermott's death and footage of his child's birthday party to Hackman's visit to cigar-smoking, gun-making fat cats in antique leather chairs.

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Entertainment Weekly

Originally posted Feb 21, 1997 Published in issue #367-368 Feb 21, 1997 Order article reprints

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Entertainment Weekly

Indeed, there will be times during the ingeniously narrated tale — The Runaway Jury has Grisham's most complicated plot to date — when some readers may feel, to paraphrase a Southern proverb, that the author has done quit entertainin' and gone to preachin'.

May 24 1996 | Read Full Review of The Runaway Jury

Los Angeles Times

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Grisham's pacing is good, and the battle of wits between Fitch and his adversaries is enough to keep us reading, but otherwise "The Runaway Jury" offers little of what we usually expect from fiction.

Jun 03 1996 | Read Full Review of The Runaway Jury

USA Today

Jury on tobacco trial runs amok;

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This small paperback format re-release of Grisham's 1996 courtroom drama THE RUNAWAY JURY has been timed to coincide with the release of the movie of the same name.

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As expected, John Grisham's new legal thriller The Runaway Jury was an immediate hit.

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