Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone-who knows April better than anyone-has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April. Filled with the page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.THEODORE BOONE IS BACK IN A New adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone-who knows April better than anyone-has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April. Filled with the page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep readers guessing until the very end.
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
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.
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.
Following on from the bestselling THEODORE BOONE and THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION John Grisham delivers high-intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers. Theodore Boone is the thirteen year old who knows more about the law than most adult lawyers. He certainly never expected to be the victim of crime himself. But then his bike is vandalised, he's attacked while doing his homework and, worst of all, framed for a robbery. When stolen computer equipment turns up in Theo's school locker, the police start leaning on him hard. And he is the only suspect. What if he is found guilty? What about his dreams of becoming a lawyer? In a race against time, aided by his renegade uncle, Ike, Theo must find the real felon and reveal the true motivation behind the crimes of which he stands accused.
#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.
Puesto que los jueces federales se enfrentan a menudo a criminales violentos y a organizaciones corruptas sin ningún escrúpulo, es sorprendente que hasta ahora solo cuatro de ellos hayan sido asesinados. El juez Raymond Fawcett es el número cinco. ¿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.En esta nueva y original novela de John Grisham, nada es lo que parece. Ningún lector dejará de sorprenderse.
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 en un árbol, escribe a mano un nuevo testamento, aunque sabe muy bien que esté escrito provocará una lucha encarnizada entre sus hijos y su sirvienta negra, la heredera principal. Jake Brigance es el abogado que recibirá este testamento por correo y que tendrá que defender la última voluntad de Hubbard. ¿Por qué decidió Seth dejar su gran fortuna a su sirvienta? ¿Estaba en su sano juicio después de los largos tratamientos de quimioterapia y de la ingestión continua de fuertes analgésicos? En La herencia, 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, se encargó de la defensa del padre de una niña negra violada que se había tomado la justicia por su mano. De nuevo, los ricos y los pobres, los blancos y los negros, toman partido y dividen el pueblo.
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.
#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER They are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now the jury must make a decision in the most explosive civil trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. He is known only as Juror #2. But he has a name, a past, and he has planned his every move with the help of a beautiful woman on the outside. Now, while a corporate empire hangs in the balance, while a grieving family waits, and while lawyers are plunged into a battle for their careers, the truth about Juror #2 is about to explode in a cross fire of greed and corruption--and with justice fighting for its life.
"Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." --The New York Times Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone thought the danger had passed, but he's about to face off against an old adversary: accused murderer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo's quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he's ever been in before. Even when everything is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice. This smart, fast-paced legal thriller for young readers is the newest adventure for clever and determined kid lawyer Theo Boone.From the Hardcover edition.
In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk--and a lot about the law. <P><P>He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much--maybe too much--he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
Theodore Boone is back! And he's ready for his next big case Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Streenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer. There's been a robbery and Theo is the accused. His reputation is on the line, and with the evidence building against him--and dangerous threats looming--Theo will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence--even if it means breaking a few rules. Filled with the intrigue and page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's adventures will keep readers enthralled until the very last page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Grisham has become, in less than three years, America's most popular author. While "The Firm" first put him on bestseller lists across the country, and "The Pelican Brief" and "The Client" confirmed his status as the master of the legal thriller, it was the gripping courtroom drama, "A Time to Kill", that launched his writing career.
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.
Espiaron cada uno de sus movimientos hasta obtener la seguridad absoluta de que era el. Se hacia llamar Danilo Silva y habitaba una modesta casa de un ciudad pequena de Brasil. Pesaba mucho menos e incluso su cara era levemente distinta, gracias a la intervencion de un cirujano. Al parecer, vivia solo. Es decir, no guardaba ninguna similitud con aquel abogado llamado Patrick Lanigan que, cuatro anos antes, se habia esfumado con noventa millones de dolares dejando atras a su hermosa mujer y a su adorable hija. Pero ellos estaban convencidos de que Danilo Silva era Lanigan, y de que con su captura pondrian fin a aquella historia. Grave error: en realidad acaba de emprezar.
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.
Theodore Boone. Joven abogado Theodore Boone es un chico de trece años con las ideas muy claras: va a ser abogado. Ya conoce todos los pormenores de la vida judicial de su pequeña ciudad, Strattenburg, y espera con ansia el día en que podrá subirse a un estrado. Pero ni en sus mejores sueños hubiera podido imaginar que se vería involucrado en el llamado juicio del siglo. . . ¡antes siguiera de acabar el instituto! No hay suficientes pruebas para condenar al rico golfista Peter Duffy por el asesinato de su esposa; pero Theo cuenta con un testigo que puede cambiar el curso de los acontecimientos. . . Sólo hay un problema: un inviolable pacto de silencio le impide llevarlo a los tribunales. . .
Una chica desaparecida. . . pistas que se van esfumando. . . y sólo Theo persigue la verdad. La mejor amiga de Theodore Boone, April Finnemore, ha desaparecido en mitad de la noche. Nadie sabe dónde está, ni siquiera Theo que la conoce a la perfección imagina qué ha podido ocurrirle. . . ¿La han secuestrador o ha huido voluntariamente? El miedo se apodera de los habitantes de la ciudad de Strattenburg cuando todas las pistas conducen a callejones sin salida. Sólo Theo, con sus conocimientos sobre la ley y sus dotes detectivescas, será capaz de descubrir la verdad y salvar a su amiga.
Con sólo trece años, Theodore Boone ha sido capaz de develar las claves de dos casos dignos de los abogados más experimentados: un asesinato con un testigo reacio a declarar y el secuestro de su mejor amiga. Ahora, a pesar de haber recibido el reconocimiento de las cortes, Theo se enfrentará a su mayor reto: sentarse en el banquillo de los acusados. Ha sido injustamente inculpado de robo, todas las pruebas van en su contra y sólo él puede demostrar su inocencia.
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