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The King of Torts / The Last Juror

John Grisham

The King of Torts Clay Carter has been at the office of the public defender too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts... The Last Juror In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse, and the trial came to a startling end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Padgitt was paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

The King of Torts Clay Carter has been at the office of the public defender too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts... The Last Juror In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse, and the trial came to a startling end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Padgitt was paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.
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The King of Torts Clay Carter has been at the office of the public defender too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts... The Last Juror In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse, and the trial came to a startling end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Padgitt was paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dennis Boutsikaris, Terrence Mann

Length:

11h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:25


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:14


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:18


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:26


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:09


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:08


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:40