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The Appeal
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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 compnay accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causting 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 compnay 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 consipiracy 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.
Published: Jan 2008
Publisher: Random House Inc.
ISBN13: 9780440296881
ISBN10: 0440296889