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The Runaway Jury
The Runaway Jury
Author: John Grisham
Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385472944
ISBN-10: 0385472943
Publication Date: 5/1/1996
Pages: 416
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3.9 stars, based on 301 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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When a friend loaned me this book, I read the plot summary and wondered how a civil trial could possibly be as good as a typical Grisham plot of criminal behaviors. Well, I was hooked pretty quickly. Grisham's talent as a storyteller is evident, because I was able to keep up with all the different backgrounds and opinions of the jury members with no effort at all. I was worried that I'd not be able to keep track of the jury members, but Grisham made them each a unique being, and their manipulation at the hands of the jury-tamperers was fascinating to watch.

When I read this book back in 2003, I commented that I never thought it could be made into a movie, because how could someone bring all these characters to life as well as they were done on the page? It has been made into a movie now, so I suppose the next step is for me to watch that.
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Just like all of Grisham's books, great read, fast paced.
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A precedent-settling legal battle against big tobacco is in the hands of the jury, but one of the jurors is manipulating the verdict. Was a major motion picture.
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Great insight into jury workings; great Grisham.
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A very suspenseful tale of jury duty. You never know what's going on behind the curtains.
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JG is great. You'll love this one.
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Another winner by Grisham!
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Great book.

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