#1 New York Times bestseller John Grisham's next Theo Boone novel, now in paperback! When we last saw Theo Boone, he ensured that justice was served by uncovering evidence that kept a guilty man off of the streets. Hot off this high-profile murder trial, thirteen-year-old Theo is still dispensing legal advice to friends and teachers. But just when it seems as if his life has calmed down and gone back to the status quo, a new legal mystery comes to town, and this time it's personal.
Una intriga política... una investigación peligrosa... y solo Theo puede revelar la verdad. ¡Regresan los casos e intrigas de Theodore Boone, el abogado más joven del universo Grisham!El joven abogado THEODORE BOONE ha vuelto y se enfrenta a una nueva intriga que afecta a la ciudad entera. El ayuntamiento planea la construcción de una carretera en las afueras de Strattenburg, a pesar de ir muy en contra de los intereses de sus habitantes.Cuando Theo descubre la corrupción que se esconde bajo el proyecto, decide hacer todo lo posible para impedir que se lleve a cabo. Él y sus amigos pondrán en juego los recursos necesarios para revelar las verdaderas intenciones de los implicados y evitar que los constructores se salgan con la suya#Reseña:«John Grisham es un auténtico maestro.»The Washington Post
La política siempre ha sido un juego sucio. Ahora la justicia también lo es.En una abarrotada sala de un tribunal del estado de Mississippi el jurado pronuncia un veredicto totalmente inesperado: declara culpable a una empresa química por realizar vertidos tóxicos en el sistema de conducción de agua potable de la ciudad, lo que ha provocado la incidencia de cáncer más alta de la historia.La empresa apela al Tribunal Supremo del estado, cuyos nueve jueces deberán confirmar o revocar el veredicto. Carl Trudeau, el propietario de la empresa, no confía en que emita un fallo favorable para él e investiga a cada juez. Aprovechando que hay una vacante en el Tribunal, decide presentar su propio candidato, aunque le cueste unos cuantos millones de dólares. Para eso se pone en contacto con una empresa que le selecciona un abogado joven y maleable. Le financian, le promocionan y le moldean a su gusto para que llegue a convertirse en juez del Tribunal Supremo. Su juez del TribunalSupremo.La apelación es un drama intenso, que aborda un tema muy actual y está lleno de sorpresas. Una historia llamada a suscitar profundas dudas sobre qué significa la justicia en sus fortalezas... y sus debilidades.
Politics has always been a dirty game. Now justice is, too. 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. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. 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 Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave readers unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again. From the Hardcover edition.
If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble in The Firm, wait until you meet Kyle McAvoy, The Associate Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want--even though it's a job most law students can only dream about. Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed. With an unforgettable cast of characters and villains--from Baxter Tate, a drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist, to Dale, a pretty but seemingly quiet former math teacher who shares Kyle's "cubicle" at the law firm, to two of the most powerful and fiercely competitive defense contractors in the country--and featuring all the twists and turns that have made John Grisham the most popular storyteller in the world, The Associate is vintage Grisham. From the Hardcover edition.
High school All-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. As Coach Rake's 'boys' sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake - or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, still struggling to come to terms with his explosive relationship with the Coach, his dreams of a great career in the NFL, and the choices he made as a young man, the stakes could not be higher. Grisham touches the soul and scores a winning touchdown with his sixteenth novel - Evening StandardI defy even the hardest jock not to shed a tear - The MirrorJohn Grisham is a copper-bottomed promise of reliable storytelling. - Independent
They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich -- very fast. And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam . . . while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips -- and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better. Because they've just found the perfect victim. . .
In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive--there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him? "From the Hardcover edition. "
A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball... Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz. In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever... In John Grisham's new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it's what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.
Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracy watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged. Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them.
¿Tiene derecho un asesino a una nueva oportunidad?Un tenso thriller que conduce a una profunda reflexión sobre la justicia y el perdón. Adam Hall lleva apenas un año en uno de los bufetes más prestigiosos de Chicago cuando se presta voluntario para la defensa del caso más difícil que se haya visto en el ramo. Su futuro cliente no quiere ni a Adam ni a su bufete. Es un racista declarado e impenitente, con un historial repleto de violencia. Se encuentra en el corredor de la muerte por el asesinato de dos niños judíos, en un atentado horrible que tuvo lugar en 1967. ¿Por qué iba a querer a un abogado novato como Adam para que le defienda? ¿Y por qué querrá Adam tan desesperadamente llevar este caso? La respuesta está en el pasado, en un secreto que lleva veinte años enterrado en la sinrazón de otra época. Reseña:«Irresistible... Poderosa... Cámara de gas hará que los lectores reconsideren a conciencia la pena de muerte.»USA Today
Abandonar una vida acomodada para abrazar una causa justa es tarea de hroes. Michael Brock no es un hroe, es slo un abogado de prestigio que gana 130,000 dlares mensuales. El encuentro con DeVon Hardy le despierta la curiosidad por saber cmo viven los que tienen menos que l. Pero ese conocimiento exige un compromiso que Michael deber asumir: abandonar todas sus comodidades y cambiar la seguridad de su trabajo por la incierta tarea de investigar las causas de un desahucio que ha dejado a varios pobres en la calle, entre los cuales se encontraba DeVon Hardy. Los poderosos, los que eran hasta ahora sus iguales, sern ahora sus enemigos. Toda la urdidumbre de la corrupcin legal est a punto de caer sobre sus espaldas. Pero, tras su encontronazo con DeVon Hardy, Michael ha aprendido una leccin: quien no tiene nada que perder, puede jugrselo todo.
John Grisham nos descubre en este nuevo thriller el lado oscuro de la justicia. Michael Brock tenía prisa. Se abría paso como podía en el escalafón de Drake & Sweeney, un enorme bufete de Washington D.C. Era una estrella emergente sin ningún tiempo que perder; no podía permitirse ni un respiro, ni detenerse a echar calderilla en los vasos de cartón de los mendigos. No tenía tiempo para la conciencia. Pero un encontronazo violento con un hombre sin techo estuvo a punto de detenerlo. Michael sobrevivió, pero no su asaltante. ¿Quién era aquel tipo? Michael investigó y dio con un oscuro secreto, un secreto que involucraba a Drake & Sweeney. La crítica ha dicho...«Fluida y fascinante. Pocos escritores consiguen que leerles sea un placer irresistible.»Independent
In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case. Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and 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. "A dark and thoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties. . . Grisham is at his best. " --People. "Compelling. . . Powerful. . . The Chamberwill make readers think long and hard about the death penalty. " -- USA Today. "His best yet. " --The Houston Post. "Mesmerizing. . . with an authority and originality. . . and with a grasp of literary complexity that makes Scott Turow's novels pale by comparison -- Grisham returns. " --San Francisco Chronicle. From the Paperback edition.
«El mejor escritor de thrillers vivo.» Ken Follett El señor Atlee, un hombre mayor y muy enfermo, vive solo en la casa familiar de Clanton, Mississippi. Había sido un juez temido y apreciado que había estado por encima de la ley y la política local durante cuarenta años. Ahora casi se ha vuelto un recluso. Al ver de cerca su fin, el juez Atlee manda llamar a su hijo Ray, un profesor de Derecho en la Universidad de Virginia, para acordar los detalles de la herencia. Su hijo se encamina, reticente, hacia el sur, pero el encuentro familiar no tiene lugar. El juez muere demasiado pronto. Y con ello, deja tras de sí un secreto sorprendente que solo llega a conocer Ray. Y quizá alguien más. Reseñas:«Leerla es un placer... Una buenísima historia.»The Washington Post
In a weedy lot on the outskirts of memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull upt ot the curb. . . Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarrette when a chance encounter with a suicidal laywer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America. Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom. . . or cost them both their lives.
In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb. . . Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America. Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client -- even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom. . . or cost them both their lives.
Travis Boyette es un asesino. En 1998, en una pequeña ciudad de Texas, raptó, violó y estranguló a una de las chicas más guapas y más populares del instituto. Enterró el cadáver en un lugar donde nadie lo encontraría nunca y luego esperó. Observó impasible mientras la policía detenía a Donté Drumm, la estrella del equipo de fútbol que nada había tenido que ver con el crimen. Donté fue acusado, declarado culpable y condenado a muerte.Ahora han transcurrido nueve años y solo faltan cuatro días para la ejecución de Donté. En Kansas, a más de seiscientos kilómetros de la cárcel, Travis también se enfrenta a su destino: un tumor cerebral que le deja muy poco tiempo de vida. Decide hacer lo correcto por primera vez: va a confesar.Pero ¿será capaz un hombre culpable de convencer a los abogados, los jueces y los políticos de que están a punto de ejecutar a un hombre inocente?
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe.An innocent man is about to be executed.Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what's right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they're about to execute an innocent man?ball star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what's right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they're about to execute an innocent man?From the Hardcover edition.
¿Quién es el estafador? Y ¿qué tiene que ver con el asesinato de un juez? Su nombre, de momento, es Malcolm Bannister.¿Profesión? Fue abogado.¿Lugar de residencia actual? Centro Penitenciario Federal de Frostburg, Maryland.Sobre el papel, la situación de Malcolm no pinta nada bien; pero guarda un as en la manga: sabe quién asesinó al juez Fawcett y también sabe por qué.El cadáver del juez fue hallado en su cabaña a la orilla de un lago. La entrada no había sido forzada. Lo único que encontraron fueron dos cuerpos sin vida: el del juez y el de su joven secretaria. Y otra cosa: una caja fuerte grande, el modelo más moderno y más seguro, abierta y vacía.Y ¿qué había en la caja fuerte? Al FBI le encantaría saberlo, y a Malcolm Bannister, contarlo. Pero todo tiene su precio, sobre todo una información tan valiosa como esta, y el estafador no tiene un pelo de tonto.
A riveting story of suspense from John Grisham's #1 New York Times bestseller, Ford County--now available as a standalone eBook short Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years . . . and it could well be their last visit. Going back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, Grisham brings the Graneys and their world to vivid and colorful life, making it abundantly clear why he is our most popular storyteller. Includes an excerpt from John Grisham's classic thriller, A Time to Kill Praise for John Grisham and Ford County "Grisham is an absolute master."--The Washington Post "Ford County is the best writing John Grisham has ever done."--Pat Conroy "Sharp, lean [tales] . . . full of tacit suspense . . . Grisham knows how to make himself eminently readable."--The New York Times Book Review "Grisham shows off his literary chops: He can do wry, emotional, funny, serious."--USA Today "Intrigue and sorrow fuel these fine tales. . . . Each wins you over in surprising ways."--People "Never let it be said this man doesn't know how to spin a good yarn."--Entertainment Weekly "Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. He made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert and Locke of Memphis, he thought 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 him decorator. Mitch McDeere 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.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Grisham's The Confession.#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons embark on a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit Inez's youngest son, Raymond--on death row. A hard-drinking, low-grossing divorce lawyer fed up with his wife, his life, and the law plans a drastic escape after an unexpected phone call. A quiet, unassuming data collector sets out to bring down a flashy casino owner with his skill at blackjack--as payback for the theft of his wife. A stalker hunts victims in a retirement home, a lawyer confronts a vengeful adversary from the past, and a young man from a prominent family is driven off by scandal and fear--but finds unexpected redemption on the wrong side of the tracks. Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.
A story inspired by Grisham's own childhood in rural Arkansas. A seven-year old farm boy named Luke Chandler lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that has never been painted. When the cotton is ready, the Chandlers hire Mexican workers and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. As 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.
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.
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