Publisher description for A civil action / Jonathan Harr.


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Counter Two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything -- including his sanity.

A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry -- one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that leaves the reader both shocked and enlightened.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Anderson, Anne, 1936?- Trials, litigation, etc, W, R, Grace & Co, Trials, litigation, etc, Trials (Toxic torts) Massachusetts Boston, Groundwater Pollution Law and legislation Massachusetts Woburn, Drinking water Contamination Massachusetts Woburn, Liability for water pollution damages Massachusetts Woburn, Schlichtmann, Jan