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The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
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Apr 12, 11

Read in April, 2011

Nicholas Easter, juror number 2 and a mysterious woman known as Marlee conspire to manipulate the jury to secure a verdict in a landmark trial involving a widow plaintiff (whose husband died of lung cancer because of cigarette addiction) and a big tobacco company. They have to play with both sides (the plaintiff and the defense) and go up against a cunning jury consultant Rankin Fitch who is an expert in jury manipulations. Fitch works for the defense.

The Runaway Jury is an intensely suspenseful legal thriller. I could feel my heart pounding as I read the last pages of the book. I was hooked by Grisham's narration as a child mesmerized by bedtime storytelling. The book tackles a lot of important points about cigarette smoking which make the story more interesting. Perhaps Grisham's novels are like cigarettes with nicotine substances which make them so addictive.
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message 1: by Emir Never (last edited Apr 12, 2011 04:55AM) (new)

Emir Never "Perhaps Grisham's novels are like cigarettes with nicotine substances which make them so addictive." Then perhaps Grisham, just like the tobacco company in this legal thriller, must be sued.

message 2: by Ben (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ben haha. Grisham's novels don't cause lung cancer though.

message 3: by Emir Never (new)

Emir Never But 'addiction' could lead to lack of sleep or food, both of which could cause sickness or death.

I've read this book a very long time ago, thanks for reminding me. :)

message 4: by Ben (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ben that could be a valid argument.hehe. thanks for your comments emir

Dana Salman you should put a spoiler alert. I'm still reading the beginning and up til now I'd suspected that Nicholas Easter was Marlee. and that he used a voice manipulator when making phone calls or something.
well, whatever. probably not that important.

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