“They are at the center of a multi million-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now the jury must make a decision in the most explosive civil trial of the century, a precedent setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him…
He is known only as Juror #2. But he has a name, a past, and he has planned his every move with the help of a beautiful woman on the outside. Now, while a corporate empire hangs in the balance, while a grieving family waits, and while lawyers are plunged into a battle for their careers, the truth about Juror #2 is about to explode, in a cross fire of greed and corruption-and with justice fighting for its life…”
Well this is my first time ever reading a John Grisham novel. I picked this novel, The Runaway Jury, because I saw the movie and fell in love with it. I loved the plot and style which is was shown so I hoped the book was the same.
Overall the book was truly fantastic to read. There were the same fascinating characters and plot with a lot of detail and development. But there came the problem. There was a lot of detail. I love detail but there was a lot that it got a little long in certain areas. Of course all the other areas were great to read.
As I read the book I found myself wishing that I didn’t see the movie first. The movie was about shooting and the book about tobacco but still with the same characters. At first I was a little confused. I expected the sueing of firearms but I got something else. I liked the movie plot. Now in all honesty that didn’t lose the fact that Grisham delivered a very detailed and interesting book to read. Once I got into the story the movie was no longer a problem.
John Grisham is a fantastic storyteller. Grishman created an interesting and complex characters intertwined into The Runaway Jury to make an exciting story.