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In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?
©1996 John Grisham; (P)1996 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
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By miyaker on 10-21-03

Phenomenal - Grisham's Best

A twisted and brilliant book, with manipulative, conniving characters on all sides.
Excellent narration, easy to understand, and the voices used for the different characters are readily distinguishable.
While the movie was pretty good, the book is far better - deeper, stronger characters and a far more intricate plot. I saw the movie after listening to the book, but I'm guessing that the book would still be quite enjoyable after seeing the movie.
Unless you're a huge fan of the tobacco industry, this book is a blast.

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By Elizabeth on 02-05-03

What fun!

I really enjoy Grisham novels, but this is now my favorite. Twists and turns continually. Intriguing relationships. If you read people, there is really humor underlying what is going on between certain characters. Had NO CLUE whatsoever about the ending. Was completely wrong. And I'm almost never wrong. This, to me, helps make a novel really great. LOVE IT!

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