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Gray Mountain

by John Grisham

John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she's full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track--until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town's legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to "help real people with real problems." For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets. Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

La herencia

by John Grisham

Un thriller judicial apasionante. La herencia recupera las raíces más puras de John Grisham. Seth Hubbard está muriéndose de cáncer y ha decidido acabar con su vida. Es un hombre rico que no se fía de nadie, ni siquiera de su propia familia. Antes de ahorcarse, escribe a mano un nuevo testamento, aunque sabe muy bien que este texto provocará una lucha encarnizada entre sus hijos y su criada negra, la heredera principal. Jake Brigance es el abogado encargado de defender la última voluntad de Hubbard. ¿Por qué decidió Seth dejar su gran fortuna a la criada? ¿Estaba en su sano juicio después de los largos tratamientos de quimioterapia y de la ingestión continua de fuertes analgésicos? John Grisham nos transporta otra vez al mundo de Clanton, aquel pueblo sureño de su primera novela, Tiempo de matar. Han pasado tres años desde que Jake Brigance, el joven abogado blanco, defendió al padre de una niña negra violada que se había tomado la justicia por su mano. La crítica ha dicho:«John Grisham es el mejor narrador que existe en Estados Unidos hoy en día.»The New York Times «La herencia es un prodigio de narración detectivesca y el suspense tensiona el relato de forma magistral con la perfección del relato clásico.»Lluís Fernández, La Razón «John Grisham tiene un talento excepcional. En este país no hay nadie que escriba como él.»The Washington Post «Grisham es un narrador maravilloso que convence a sus lectores de la misma forma que un buen abogado convence al jurado.»The Philadelphia Inquirer «John Grisham es el maestro de los thrillers judiciales.»The Denver Post «John Grisham es mucho más que popular, es uno de los novelistas más populares de nuestros tiempos. Escribe bien, las tramas son excelentes y los personajes convincentes.»The Seattle Times

El informe pelícano

by John Grisham

Una historia trepidante del maestro del thriller judicial Dos jueces del Tribunal Supremo aparecen muertos. Solo una persona ha conectado ambos crímenes, y lo ha hecho por escrito en un informe judicial. En Nueva Orleans, la brillante, bella y ambiciosa estudiante de derecho Darby Shaw intuye que lo especulado en su informe ha llegado a oídos de los más altos poderes de Washington y causará un oleaje difícil de controlar. Un oleaje que reducirá a partículas al novio de Darcy tras la explosión de una bomba, un oleaje que enviará a asesinos a sueldo a por su cabeza, un oleaje que la perseguirá por todo el país mientras ella intenta dar con el reportero de investigación Gray Grantham, el único hombre que está tan cerca de la verdad como ella. Reseña: «No dudo en recomendarla... es realmente imposible dejar de leer esta novela.» Frederick Forsyth

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

by John Grisham

Ronald Keith Williamson's early life appeared charmed. A successful school and college baseball player, he seemed to have a world of opportunity at his feet. But, after injury put paid to his sporting career, he slowly began to show signs of mental illness, and drifted into a life of petty crime and misdemeanour. When in 1982 a local girl was found raped and murdered, he was in prison serving time for kiting cheques. Whilst there, another prisoner, looking for release, alleged he had overheard him confessing to the killing, and Williamson was arrested for the crime. What followed was one of the most appalling cases of a miscarriage of justice America has ever seen. From the point of his arrest, Williamson was taunted by prison guards who held back the medicines he was prescribed to control his psychiatric problems, meaning that when it came to trial he was distressed and not lucid. At the trial itself he was never given fair representation - his lawyer was not only blind, but had also never handled a criminal case before, and never entered a plea on Williamson's behalf, that he was not fit to stand trial. Williamson was found guilty, and sentenced to death. Despite many appeals, he was final given a date for his execution - Sept 24th 1994. It was only due to the last minute intervention by a group of appellate lawyers working on his behalf, who sought a writ from the district court judge, that he was given a stay of execution of five days. Here, for the first time, Grisham delves into this story, tracing the man, the case and the trial, and showing how, thanks to this team of dedicated legal professionals, the real truth about the case came to light. Evidence surfaced to completely exhonorate Williamson, and he was freed in April 1999. He later won a settlement in court for his conviction, but sadly passed away last year.

John Grisham: Three Classic Thrillers (3-Book Bundle)

by John Grisham

The #1 New York Times bestselling master of legal suspense, John Grisham has electrified readers with his white-knuckle narratives for more than two decades. Assembled here in a convenient eBook bundle are three of his classic thrillers: The Firm, the runaway hit that ignited his writing career, The Appeal, and The Chamber. Read back-to-back or enjoyed separately, these edge-of-your-seat novels show why John Grisham is--beyond a reasonable doubt--one of the most beloved authors of all time. THE FIRM When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray--doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail--already knew: You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice--if he wants to live. THE APPEAL In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict--or reverse it. The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough to his interests. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. THE CHAMBER In Chicago's top law firm, a young lawyer stands on the brink of a brilliant career. Now twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. Cayhall has run out of chances--except for one: a determined lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather, and while the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes to save his client. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets--including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life . . . or cost Adam his.

The King of Torts

by John Grisham

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.

The Last Juror: A Novel

by John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County's only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America is in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lives on the edge of another age--until the brutal murder of a young mother rocks the town and thrusts Willie into the center of a storm.Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie makes as many friends as enemies in Clanton, and over the next decade he sometimes wonders how he got there in the first place. But he can never escape the crime that shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South's past gather around Willie, as tension swirls around Clanton, men and women who served on a jury nine years ago are starting to die one by one--as a killer exacts the ultimate revenge.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

Legítima defensa

by John Grisham

Un pleito de millones de dólares y un abogado de pacotilla... Un thriller judicial sobre las injusticias de las grandes compañías y el valor verdaderamente frágil que tiene para ellas la salud. Rudy Baylor es un abogado recién licenciado: tiene un caso, solamente uno, para saldar sus crecientes deudas. En él, debe enfrentarse a una gigantesca compañía de seguros, que podría haber salvado la vida de un hombre joven pero prefirió negarse a sufragar sus gastos médicos hasta que fue demasiado tarde. El litigio se podría cerrar con una condena de varios millones de dólares, pero hay un problema: Rudy no ha hablado nunca ante un tribunal. Y además debe enfrentarse a los abogados más caros, a profesionales que están acostumbrados a moverse entre mares de dinero. Reseñas:«Es el mejor escritor de thrillers vivo.»Ken Follett «Nos tiene pasando página hasta mucho después de la hora de ir a dormir... tan emocionante como una persecución de coches cargados de dinamita.»Daily Mail

Los litigantes

by John Grisham

En un barrio degradado del sur de Chicago se encuentra el bufete de abogados Finley & Figg. Defienden a algún conductor borracho, tramitan divorcios sencillos y sobre todo buscan clientes en los pasillos de urgencias de los hospitales cercanos. Desde hace veinte años se ganan mal la vida juntos y discuten a diario como un matrimonio. Pero todo esto cambiará con la llegada de David Zinc, un joven abogado totalmente quemado de su experiencia en un gran bufete prestigioso. Se topa con ellos el día en que decide que no aguanta ni un minuto más y se marcha de su oficina para emborracharse hasta caer redondo en la puerta de Finley & Figg. Cuando recobra la sobriedad, les pide trabajo. Ahora que son tres abogados les llega el caso más importante de sus vidas, un caso con el que podrían ganar una fortuna, pero en el que ninguno de ellos tiene ni la experiencia ni los conocimientos para afrontar.

Los litigantes

by John Grisham

Una mañana, David Zinc, un joven abogado de un bufete prestigioso, sobrecargado de trabajos que no le estimulan, decide que no puede más y se dirige directamente a un bar con la intención de emborracharse. En un barrio degradado del sur de Chicago se encuentra el bufete de abogados Finley & Figg. Defienden a algún conductor borracho, tramitan divorcios sencillos y sobre todo buscan clientes en los pasillos de urgencias de los hospitales cercanos. Desde hace veinte años se ganan mal la vida juntos y discuten a diario como un matrimonio. Pero todo esto cambiará con la llegada de David Zinc, un joven abogado totalmente quemado de su experiencia en un prestigioso bufete, que ha decidido que no aguanta ni un minuto más y se marcha de su oficina para emborracharsa hasta caer redondo en la puerta de Finley & Figg. Cuando recobra la sobriedad, les pide trabajo. Ahora que son tres les llega el caso más importante de sus vidas, un caso con el que podrían ganar una fortuna, pero que ninguno de ellos tiene ni la experiencia ni los conocimientos para afrontar. La crítica ha dicho...«En Los litigantes, John Grisham demuestra que con cada libro escribe mejor.»Chicago Tribune «El retrato del bufete de los abogados Finley & Figg, carismáticos pero bastante indeseables, es magnífico.»The Guardian «Una novela fascinante que además hace reír al lector.»The Huffington Post

The Litigators

by John Grisham

The partners at Finley & Figg--all two of them--often refer to themselves as "a boutique law firm." Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who've been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our boutique firm. Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he's suddenly unemployed, any job--even one with Finley & Figg--looks okay to him. With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx, the number one cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire after several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money.A little online research confirms Wally's suspicions--a huge plaintiffs' firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of people who have had heart attacks while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won't even have to enter a courtroom! It almost seems too good to be true. And it is.The Litigators is a tremendously entertaining romp, filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that have made John Grisham America's favorite storyteller.From the Hardcover edition.

The Litigators (india Only Local Print)

by John Grisham

After leaving a fast-track legal career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg, a self-described "boutique law firm" that is anything but. <P><P>Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are in fact just two ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. But now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich--without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true . . . and it is.

Una navidad diferente

by John Grisham

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that this year, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on the street without decorations and they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash. They won't even need a tree, because on December 25th they will set sail on a Caribbean cruise. But skipping Christmas isn't half as easy as they'd imagined. Something happens that prompts the Kranks to jump back into Christmas at the last minute.

A Painted House

by John Grisham

The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a "good crop. " Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience. On-sale February 6, 2001.

The Partner

by John Grisham

They hired him. They trusted him. Now they don't want justice--they want revenge. . . . For four years, Patrick had often wondered how it would feel if they caught him. Now he was terror-stricken. Practically naked and strapped down like an animal, he knew the next few hours would be insufferable. . . . Once he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm--and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who were rich, powerful, and would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down. Now Patrick is coming home. And in the Mississippi city where it all began, an extraordinary trial is about to begin. As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick's lawyer prepares his defense, as Patrick's lover prays for his deliverance and his former partners wait for their revenge, another story is about to emerge. Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows. He knows the truth. . . .

Partners: A Rogue Lawyer Short Story

by John Grisham

JOHN GRISHAM'S FIRST ORIGINAL E-SHORT In this standalone prequel to his #1 bestseller ROGUE LAWYER, John Grisham tells the story of how Sebastian Rudd finally found someone he could trust to be his driver, bodyguard, law clerk, and partner. Sebastian Rudd, rogue lawyer, defends people other lawyers won't go near. It's controversial and dangerous work, which is why Sebastian needs his bodyguard/assistant/sidekick: Partner. So if Sebastian is just about the most unpopular lawyer in town, why is Partner so loyal to him? How did they meet? And what's the real story of this man of few words who's as good with a gun as he is with the law? The surprising answers are all in PARTNERS, John Grisham's first exclusively digital short story.

The Pelican Brief

by John Grisham

In suburban Georgetown, a killer's Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief.To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it's political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder-a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds that there is only one person-an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate-she can trust to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby's brief-someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.From the Paperback edition.

Playing for Pizza

by John Grisham

Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the deciding game at the climax of the season, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughing stock and, of course, was immediately dropped by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, finds a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback. Great says Rick â " for which team? The mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy. Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a player from the home of American footballat their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers â " at least until a better offer comes along â " and heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is), has never been to Europe, and doesn't speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy - the land of opera, fine wines, extremely small cars, romance and football americano - holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.

El profesional

by John Grisham

Rick Dockery es un mediocre jugador de fútbol americano que, en el ocaso de su carrera, sigue marcado por ser el culpable del peor fiasco en la historia de su equipo. Harto de las mofas de la prensa y del odio de los aficionados, cuando recibe la oferta de un equipo italiano no duda en poner rumbo a Parma.Al principio le cuesta adaptarse, pero poco a poco le coge el gusto al estilo de vida mediterráneo: la ópera, el buen vino, los coches minúsculos Y ser la estrella indiscutible del equipo tampoco está nada mal. Pero las sorpresas agradables pueden terminar (o no) cuando se cruce en su camino una bella joven estadounidense.«Sus fans suspiran por sus thrillers legales, pero de vez en cuando llega Grisham y nos regala una sorpresa. Y eso es lo que logra, con un total éxito, con El profesional.»USA Today

The Racketeer

by John Grisham

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge's untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.On paper, Malcolm's situation isn't looking too good these days, but he's got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge's body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price--especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett's death. And the Racketeer wasn't born yesterday . . .Nothing is as it seems and everything's fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

The Rainmaker

by John Grisham

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER It's summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer--except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it. By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him. And suddenly he's in over his head, plunged into a nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings. A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill, and outright violence--a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land.

El Rey de los Pleitos

by John Grisham

FonoLibro les trae el audiolibro en espaol del bestseller El Rey de Los Pleitos de John Grisham, uno de los mas famosos escritores internacionales de novelas en la actualidad y autor de los bestsellers La Firma, El Informe Pelicano, Tiempo para Matar, El Intermediario, El Cliente y otros xitos llevados al cine. El Rey de los Pleitos, llega a usted en una magnifica produccin, con la calidad reconocida de Fonolibro, lder de audiolibros en espaol. A pesar de su juventud, Clay Carter ve su futuro con cierto cinismo. Hace aos que ejerce de abogado pblico de oficio y la situacin no parece que vaya a cambiar. De ah su resignacin 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. Sin embargo, cuando Clay empieza a indagar en el pasado de su cliente, se entera de que ste se hallaba bajos los efectos de un frmaco en fase de experimentacin cuando cometi el crimen. El laboratorio creador del producto, ansioso de que el suceso no salga a la luz, le propone a Clay un pacto. Para cumplirlo, el joven abogado deber estar dispuesto a jugar sucio. A pesar de sus reticencias iniciales, Clay acabar aceptando, al entender que sta puede ser la oportunidad de su vida: la compaa es una de las empresas farmacuticas ms importantes del pas. La misin promete ser dura por el complejo entramado de poder e intereses en juego, pero la tentacin es demasiado grande: de la noche a la maana, Clay podra convertirse en el nuevo rey de los pleitos. En su nuevo thriller de corte legal, John Grisham pone al descubierto el enorme poder que poseen ciertos bufetes de abogados, a la vez que analiza las consecuencias que puede tener una ambicin desmesurada.

El rey de los pleitos

by John Grisham

Un hombre, un disparo y cien millones de dólares... El maestro del thriller judicial vuelve con otra fascinante historia. Los letrados más jóvenes y brillantes no suelen foguearse, precisamente, como abogados de oficio. Clay Carter lleva así demasiado tiempo y, como la mayoría de sus colegas, sueña con un puesto mejor en un bufete de verdad. Cuando acepta, sin muchas ganas, el caso de un hombre joven al que acusan de un tiroteo callejero con víctimas, asume que simplemente es uno más de los tantos asesinatos absurdos que se cometen en Washington D.C. cada semana. Mientras investiga el pasado de su cliente, Clay destapa una conspiración demasiado horrible para ser cierta. De repente se encuentra en medio de un complejo caso contra una de las mayores compañías farmacéuticas del mundo, en busca de uno de esos acuerdos económicos que cambiarían su vida por completo... que lo convertirían, casi de la noche a la mañana, en el nuevo rey de los pleitos. La crítica ha dicho... «Una montaña rusa de novela.»The Times

El rey de los pleitos

by John Grisham

Un hombre, un disparo y cien millones de dólares... El maestro del thriller judicial vuelve con otra fascinante historia. Los letrados más jóvenes y brillantes no suelen foguearse, precisamente, como abogados de oficio. Clay Carter lleva así demasiado tiempo y, como la mayoría de sus colegas, sueña con un puesto mejor en un bufete de verdad. Cuando acepta, sin muchas ganas, el caso de un hombre joven al que acusan de un tiroteo callejero con víctimas, asume que simplemente es uno más de los tantos asesinatos absurdos que se cometen en Washington D.C. cada semana. Mientras investiga el pasado de su cliente, Clay destapa una conspiración demasiado horrible para ser cierta. De repente se encuentra en medio de un complejo caso contra una de las mayores compañías farmacéuticas del mundo, en busca de uno de esos acuerdos económicos que cambiarían su vida por completo... que lo convertirían, casi de la noche a la mañana, en el nuevo rey de los pleitos. La crítica ha dicho... «Una montaña rusa de novela.»The Times

Rogue Lawyer

by John Grisham

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely safe penthouse apartment, and his primary piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. He drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. Sebastian defends people other lawyers won't go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult, who is accused of molesting and murdering two little girls; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he, Sebastian, has to cheat to secure one. He hates injustice, doesn't like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system's notions of ethical behavior. Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham's most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet. Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

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