Grisham, John. The appeal.

Author:Offner, Susan
Position:Brief article - Audiobook review
 
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GRISHAM, John. The appeal. Read by Michael Beck. 10 cds. 12.5 hrs. Books on Tape. 2008. 9781-4159-4358-8. $100.00. Vinyl; plot notes. SA*

Grisham's novel explores the notion that our government is for sale to the highest bidder. For over a generation, Crane Chemical illegally dumps toxic wastes in a small town in Mississippi. The wastes eventually contaminate the drinking water and within a few years, people start dying of cancer in alarming numbers. Wes and Mary Beth Peyton, a husband-and-wife hometown lawyer team, sue Crane and win a stunning $39 million verdict, at great cost to themselves. Carl Trudeau, the owner of Crane Chemical, vows that they will never get a penny of the settlement. Trudeau, a billionaire several times over, throws millions of dollars...

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