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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Robert Oakland, CA, USA 02-26-03
    Robert Oakland, CA, USA 02-26-03 Member Since 2013
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    "The man is a great spinner of tales"

    Is King of Torts great literature. Maybe not, but Grisham is a wonderful story teller, who creates a fascinating world we know little about, and will never experience, and brings it vividly to life for the reader. It's what we used to call a "great summer read."

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    Carl Fredericksburg, VA, USA 02-25-03
    Carl Fredericksburg, VA, USA 02-25-03
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    "Good novel, but not a Grisham best"

    This book is a good novel, but I do not think it is one of Grisham's best. It does not keep your attention as well as most of Grisham's do. I think he has done better on his "non-law fiction" books lately (Skipping Christmas and The Painted House). It is still a good book to listen to!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harold Zachary, Lao People's Democratic Republic 02-23-03
    Harold Zachary, Lao People's Democratic Republic 02-23-03
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    "King of Torts - Possible Jocker of Torts"

    I've read Grisham extensively. For the first few years the novels were fresh and enjoyable. My impression of the King of Torts, is that it has the same plot used for the last couple of years. Lawyer makes good, develops problems, and is rescued to leave the scene giving up what the main character has worked to attain. If you're read his novels during the last two years you don't need to spend the money on this one. It's very much the same. What's the matter with the lawyer winning in the end and enjoying being a lawyer. Don't miss understand my review. Grisham is a great writer. I'd like to see something new.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Little Rock, AR, United States 02-21-03
    Harry Little Rock, AR, United States 02-21-03 Member Since 2003
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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
    Lindsay Charleston, SC, United States 02-18-03 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic Grisham"

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

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Fishers, IN, USA 03-12-03
    Jonathan Fishers, IN, USA 03-12-03
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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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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