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Witness to a Trial: A Short Story Prequel to The Whistler

by John Grisham

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge's first murder trial.A defense attorney in over his head.A prosecutor out for blood and glory.The accused, who is possibly innocent.And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

The Whistler

by John Grisham

From John Grisham, America's #1 bestselling author, comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State. We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It's rare, but it happens. Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What's the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

El último partido

by John Grisham

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.

El último partido

by John Grisham

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.

El último jurado

by John Grisham

Un nuevo bestseller del maestro del thriller judicial. Clanton, Mississippi, 1970. El joven Willie Traynor llega a la ciudad montado en un Triumph Spitfire y armado de ambición. Al poco tiempo se convierte en el propietario del único periódico local, conocido por sus cuidadas necrológicas. Mientras el país vive sumergido en la confusión causada por la guerra del Vietnam, la lucha racial y el abandono de unos valores caducos, Willie vive aislado. Su vida da un giro cuando una joven madre es asesinada, y él es el único que se atreve a documentar los hechos... Pero jamás podrá olvidar la cara del asesino, que juró vengarse tras ser sentenciado a cadena perpetua. El autor del crimen fue Danny Padgitt, miembro de una poderosa familia conocida por sus negocios turbios. Ahora, nueve años más tarde, es liberado gracias a la influencia de su familia y a un sistema legal corrompido. Es peligroso y soberbio. Y no ha olvidado. Eldía más temido por aquellos que formaron parte del jurado ha llegado: ¿cumplirá Danny su palabra? La crítica ha dicho... «De lectura compulsiva... sincero, sabio, intrigante y divertido. Uno de los mejores Grisham.»Publishers Weekly «Grisham merece un buen veredicto para este thriller.»The Boston Globe

La trampa

by John Grisham

Kyle McAvoy creció prácticamente en el pequeño bufete de su padre, en la tranquila ciudad de York, Pensilvania. Sacó excelentes notas durante toda la carrera de Derecho y fue elegido editor jefe del Yale Law Journal. Le esperaba un brillante futuro profesional.Sin embargo, Kyle también tiene un secreto, un episodio de su vida de estudiante que le gustaría olvidar. Un secreto que acaba en manos de gente que le presiona para que acepte un puesto que no le gusta, aunque se trate de un trabajo de ensueño para la mayoría de los profesionales de su edad.Por tanto, en cuanto se licencia en la Universidad de Yale entra en uno de los bufetes más grandes del mundo, donde tendrá que mentir y robar documentos si no quiere acabar en la cárcel.John Grisham demuestra una vez más sus extraordinarias dotes de narrador. Con una trama inteligente, ágil y llena de giros inesperados La trampa crea una tensión casi inaguantable.«Un retrato abrumador de los grandes y ricos magnates del mundo de la justicia.»The Washington Post

A Time to Kill: A Novel

by John Grisham

Don't miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham's new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, 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.

A Time to Kill

by John Grisham

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. . .

Tiempo de matar

by John Grisham

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.

Three Classic Thrillers 3-Book Bundle: The Firm, The Appeal, The Chamber

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.

Theodore Boone. El secuestro

by John Grisham

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.

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

by John Grisham

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

by John Grisham

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. . .

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive

by John Grisham

"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.

Theodore Boone. El acusado

by John Grisham

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: The Activist (Theodore Boone #4)

by John Grisham

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: The Accused

by John Grisham

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.

Theodore Boone: The Accused

by John Grisham

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Theodore Boone: The Accused

by John Grisham

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: The Abduction

by John Grisham

Book 2 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestsellling author John GrishamWhen 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Theodore Boone: The Abduction

by John Grisham

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.

The Testament: A Novel

by John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions--a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. Because Troy Phelan's new will names a sole surprise heir to his eleven-billion-dollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil.Enter the lawyers. Nate O'Riley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelan's family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate goes crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a woman--pursued by enemies and friends alike--holds a stunning surprise of her own.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's Sycamore Row.

The Testament

by John Grisham

'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. '

La tapadera

by John Grisham

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.

Sycamore Row: A Novel

by John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDon't miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book. John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. 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 many 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?Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. Praise for Sycamore Row "Powerful . . . immensely readable . . . the best of his books."--The Washington Post "Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham's novels."--USA Today "One of [Grisham's] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event."--The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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