The life of a 10-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime, until her father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.
"Lively voices tell gripping plot"
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...
"The King of Torts"
The King of Torts: Clay Carter has been at the office of the public defender too long and 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. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. The Last Juror: In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered....
"Hasn't made me jump to buy another John Grisham"
A pesar de su juventud, Clay Carter ve su futuro con cierto cinismo. Hace años que ejerce de abogado público de oficio y la situación no parece que vaya a cambiar. De ahí su resignación al abordar un nuevo caso que promete ser como tantos otros: debe defender a un adolescente acusado de asesinato, un hecho corriente en la ciudad de Washington.
"Funny way of telling an interesting story."
The Office of the Public Defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. When Carter takes the case of a man charged with a street killing, he assumes it's just another senseless murder that hits Washington DC every week.
"Not up to John Grisham's usual standard"
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.