The appeal by John Grisham
Delta; Reprint edition | Nov 18, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0385342926 | PDF | 496 Pgs | 1.14 MB
As the author of twenty bestselling books, John Grisham has set the standard for legal thrillers since the debut of The Firm in 1991. Enjoy this Q&A–as well as a personal note to Amazon readers–from John Grisham.
Your new novel starts off where most courtroom dramas end–with the verdict. Where did you get the idea to reverse the usual order of events this time around?
The actual trial is not a terribly significant part of the story. Most all of the action and intrigue begins after the trial is over, with the verdict and the subsequent appeal.
The Appeal overtly suggests that elected judges can be bought. If the novel is meant as a cautionary tale, what's next–the Presidential primaries?
Why not? Over one billion dollars will be spent next year in the Presidential primaries and general election. With that kind of money floating around, anything can be bought.