The Runaway Jury Book Summary and Study Guide

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   This is an excellent book for people who love books which include courtroom scenes. In this book the main topic is a tobacco lawsuit. The twelve jurors are people who have been manipulated a lot. The lawyers for both sides will do anything for a verdict in their favor in this book.
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The review of this Book prepared by Vincent

The plaintiffs are the underdogs here, with a big multinational tobacco giant defending itself against allegations of knowingly causing death and disease. The industry has an enormous legal team and is not averse to dirty tricks to win. The jury are their target. Surely bribery, corruption and threats will bring in a satisfactory verdict. They have not, however, counted on Nicholas Easter. While the outside world can see that something is amiss with this jury only the reader knows who is influences the events.
The review of this Book prepared by Penny

The Biggest trial involving a cigarette company and a grieving widow is about to explode. Fast paced plot and brillant characters. This book is about a man and the fight for justice. The defendant is corrupt and so is the prosecutor but only one side will win and the man who has the power to change it all is not telling who will win until you read the very end of the novel.
The review of this Book prepared by Melanie

This is a great book about evil lawyers corporations trying to rig the jury and everything in their power to win their lawsuit. They try and tamper with the jury. There is one member of the jury who has his own agenda for the corporate litigators.
The review of this Book prepared by Allycat

In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark trial begins against Big Tobacco, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. At first, everything goes as planned, until the jury begins behaving strangely, and at least one juror thinks he's being watched. It is a fantastic story, full of twists and turns, and delves deeply into the subject of how far some people will go to bury the truth.
The review of this Book prepared by John B. Dirian

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 33.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 36.7%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 23.3% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   fighting judge/jury tampering    -   fighting evil law firm    -   story of crooked lawyer    -   civil suit to get justice

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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