Friends, this is my review of the book The Runaway Jury by John Grisham, which I read recently. I enjoy reading books by John Grisham, and this did not disappoint. In fact it pleasantly surprised me as it was a totally unexpected plot line.
The gist of the story was a court case about possible damages smoking caused, and if smoking did cause damage, then what level of fine/compensation would be awarded by the jury. The tobacco industry firms who were in the doc, employed a jury manipulation firm to manage the result of the court case so it hopefully results in a ruling in favour the tobacco industry. Lots of money being spent on dirty tricks, on both sides of the law.
Of course gradually as the court case progresses not all goes to plan, both for the judge who is preceding over the largest case he has ever had and also for how the jury behaves. To say more would spoil the plot so I will not, except to say that there were twists and turns that were not expected. Also and maybe this is because in the UK we have a different jury system, it was interesting, lending to the question do people actually try and control court cases like this or was it all just fiction.
What ever it was an enjoyable read and quite a page turner. So this was book 3 week 2 fiction 3, (audio book 1) non fiction 0.
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