The King Of Torts

The King Of Torts

Summary

Clay Carter has been working in The Office of the Public Defender for too long and he dreams of better things.

When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it's just another of the many senseless murders that hit Washington D.C. every week.

But as he digs deeper, Clay stumbles upon a conspiracy too horrifying to believe. A pharmaceutical giant has been secretly and illegally testing a new drug on addicts - one that helps stop addiction, but which drives them to random acts of violence.

Overnight, Clay becomes a celebrity among lawyers and a national media figure.

But as the financial stakes rise, so does the danger...
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'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' - Irish Independent

'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' - Jodi Picoult

'The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett

'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' - Telegraph

'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times

'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' - Daily Record

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About the author

John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of forty works of fiction and one of non-fiction. His works are translated into forty-two languages. He lives in Virginia.
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