January 31, 2012
January 31, 2012
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...
From the Hardcover edition.
Grisham again goes after greedy tort lawyers who accumulate enormous fees in class-action settlements against corporations, with hardly anything left for the corporations' actual victims. In this novel, lawyer Clay Carter is offered a role in the case of a teenager who has shot and killed a fellow student after taking a drug that has been suspected of causing similar psychotic episodes. Offered a small fortune by the pharmaceutical company in question, Clay succumbs to greed and rises to his dubious position as "king of torts"--losing his moral fiber and the woman he loves in the process.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Human Qualities + Behavior, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Mystery + Crime, Legal
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: John Grisham
- Online Item #: 13861677
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-6011
- ISBN: 9780345531995
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported