Neely Crenshaw es, quizá, el mejor quarterback que jamás haya jugado con los Spartans de Messina, el equipo de su instituto. Han pasado quince años desde aquellos días de gloria, y Neely ha vuelto a Messina para acompañar en su lecho de muerte al entrenador Eddie Rake, el hombre que convirtió a los Spartans en una leyenda imbatible del fútbol americano. Ahora que los «chicos» del entrenador Rake vuelven a sentarse en las gradas, recuerdan los viejos partidos, reviven las glorias pasadas, e intentan decidir de una vez por todas si quieren a Eddie Rake... o lo odian. Y para Neely Crenshaw, que lucha para reconciliarse con su entrenador, con sus sueños de una carrera fulgurante en la NFL y con las decisiones que tomó de joven, hay mucho, muchísimo, en juego.
Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice -- at last it's available in a Doubleday hardcover edition. In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence. . . as he delivers a compelling tale of uncertain justice in a small southern town. . . Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young man. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle -- and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life. . . and then his own. . .
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.
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.
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. 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. . .
"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.
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.
Theodore Boone is back in action! As all of Strattenburg sits divided over a hot political and environmental issue, Theo finds himself right in the thick of it. <P><P>The county commission is fighting hard to change the landscape of the town, and Theo is strongly opposed to the plans. But when he uncovers corruption beneath the surface, no one--not even Theo--is prepared for the risks--and potential harm--at stake. Torn between his conscience and the law, Theo will do whatever it takes to stand up for what is right.
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.
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.
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.
'Hasta el ultimo dia y hasta la ultima hora. Soy un viejo solitario a quien nadie ama, enfermo, resentido y cansado de vivir. Estoy preparado para el mas alla: tiene que ser mejor que esto. Antes era dueno de todos los juguetes apropiados: yates, jets privados y rubias, casa en Europa, haciendas en Argentina, una isla en el Pacifico, purasangres e incluso un equipo de hockey. Pero ya me he hecho demasiado viejo para los juguetes. El dinero es la raiz de mis males. Tuve tres familias, tres ex esposas que me dieron siete hijos, seis de los cuales siguen vivos y hacen todo lo que pueden para atormentarme. Que yo sepa, engendre a los siete y enterre a uno. Estoy enemistado con mis ex esposas y todos mis hijos: hoy todos se hallan reunidos aqui porque me estoy muriendo y ha llegado la hora de repartir el dinero. Llevo mucho tiempo esperando este dia. '
Brimming with heart-pounding suspense and legal intrigue, the novel that placed John Grisham on the literary map forever changed the way the public looks at the law. In "The Firm", a young attorney is drawn to a successful law firm in Memphis where the perks are good--but the secrets are deadly.
John Grisham takes you back to where it all began . . . John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America's favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly twenty-five years after the publication of A Time to Kill.
Ray Atlee, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, is forty-three and newly single. His father, a very sick old man who lives the life of a recluse in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi, was once a beloved and powerful official who towered over local law and politics for many years. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons to Ray to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of the family estate. Ray reluctantly heads south, but the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret which Ray believes only he knows. Until it becomes clear that someone else knows too. . . 'John Grisham is a copper-bottomed promise of reliable storytelling. . . the legal trappings are as persuasive as ever' Independent 'Smooth, tough and addictive' Mirror ''Almost no one tells a story better than Grisham: there's ann Ancient Mariner implacability about the way the story grips one. . . and doesn't let up' Evening Standard 'Compelling' Times Literary Supplement.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Grisham's The Confession.He gave up the money. He gave up the power. Now all he has left is the law.Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone.A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived--and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice.But there's one break Michael can't make: from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets....
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.
#1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined. A classic tale for modern times from a beloved storyteller, John Grisham'sSkipping Christmasoffers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.
La primera colección de relatos de John Grisham, el maestro del suspense. En Siete vidas, el autor nos transporta de nuevo a Ford County, Mississippi, donde está ambientada su primera novela, Tiempo de matar. Siete vidas es un libro de relatos conmovedores, originales, entretenidos y con un afinado sentido del humor, que nunca olvidarás. Una antología de narraciones que demuestra el gran talento de John Grisham, uno de los novelistas de mayor éxito internacional. Reseñas:«John Grisham nunca ha escrito tan bien como en Siete vidas.»Pat Conroy «No podrás dejar de leer.»The Washington Post
#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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.