The King Of Torts | John Grisham
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Год издания: 2011
Tort, noun: a harmful act, or failure to act, which justifies legal action and the possibility of paying damages
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 Washington D.C. every week.
But as he digs deeper into his client`s background, Clay stumbles upon a conspiracy too horrible to believe. A pharmaceutical giant has been secretly and illegally testing a new drug on addicts – one that helps stop addiction, but which drives them to random acts of violence.
Overnight, aided by a mysterious whistleblower with an agenda of his own, Clay becomes the new `king of torts`, a celebrity among lawyers and a national media figure.
But as the financial stakes rise and rise, so does the danger...
‘A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos` – Irish Independent
`John Grisham is the master of legal fiction` – Jodi Picoult
`The best thriller writer alive` – Ken Follett
‘John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers’ – Telegraph
‘Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller’ – The Times
‘Grisham`s storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.’ – Daily Record
‘Masterful – when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they`re not just alive, they`re pulsating’ – Mirror
‘A giant of the thriller genre’ – TimeOut