The Appeal

The Appeal


Money can buy you anything. Even a verdict.

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a chemical company is declared guilty of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history.

Their only avenue is to appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will either approve the verdict or reverse it.

The company's owner wants a seat on the Court. His political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mould him into a potential Supreme Court justice.

Their Supreme Court justice.

And unless their scheme is exposed, the polluters will make a clean escape.


'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

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'Grisham is a superb and 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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