The King of Torts
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,... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 16th 2003
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
We are given an introduction to class action in America – Suing for the sake of suing ~ and making money out of other peoples misery. Interesting reading but unfortunately just too predictable – what goes up must come down – you are kept in suspense as to when and how far the “down” side will be.
Money, money, money, money, and… more money. That’s what’s it’s all about. Insatiable greed and spending that makes me sick just reading about it. It’s probably because I’m just an average middle-class reader with a salary just enough to cover the mortgage payments and bills with a tiny bit of sa...
One of the few big-name authors whose work I still find both consistent and enjoyable is John Grisham. In "The King of Torts," he brings us inside the world of mass litigation (you know, the type provoked by those "If you or a loved one has contracted Chinese jungle rot, please call this 1-800 numb...
this started out badly and got better but it never got really good. kept me relatively entertained, though. but if i wasn't on a plane for 6 hours without the distraction of my cats and the internet, it would have taken me a lot longer.
First let me say that I am a big fan of John Grisham. This was the 5th book of his that I've read, and I have 5 more at home waiting for me to read them. I really like his style: fast-paced legal thrillers that keep me on the edge of my seat and flipping pages like a cartoon flip-book. So far, all o...