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The King of Torts | [John Grisham]

The King of Torts

As Clay Carter digs into the background of his client, a young man charged with a random street killing, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, 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...
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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 young 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, 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...

©2003 Belfry Holdings, Inc.; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.

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    "King of Torts"

    It's hard not to like John Grisham and he hits on a timely topic. The difficulty I have with this book is it's predictability and the less than satisfying ending. With Mr. Grisham's last few books I have been left with the feeling that he could have done so much more with the plot. He appears to reach a point and then just wants to get it finished. I am still a huge fan, though, and will be on the lookout for the next one.

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    Lindsay Charleston, SC, United States 02-18-03
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    "Classic Grisham"

    Classic Grisham. A real "page-turner". Michael Beck does a great job of narraration.

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    "Simply Grisham"

    Once again, Grisham presents us with another outstanding legal thriller. Just when you thought the other shoe was going to fall.. it does. Beautifully written.

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