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  • ISBN: 9781415943595 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1415943591 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 76 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2008.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 12:33:32.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Michael Beck.
Summary, etc.:
John Grisham's first legal thriller since The broker. In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst 'cancer cluster' in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 180487 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Chemical industry > Fiction.
Chemical industry > Waste disposal > Environmental aspects > Fiction.
Trials (Offenses against the environment) > Fiction.
Corporations > Corrupt practices > Fiction.
Mississippi > Fiction.
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Legal stories.
Mystery fiction.

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