By John Grisham
Przysięgli byli gotowi.Po czterdziestu dwóch godzinach obrad, po siedemdziesięciu jeden dniach procesu, po pięciuset trzydziestu godzinach zeznań czterdziestu kilku świadków i po całych wiekach milczącego wysiadywania, kiedy prawnicy spierali się, sędzia pouczał, a widzowie wypatrywali jak jastrzębie znaczących sygnałów, przysięgli byli gotowi. Dziesięcioro zamkniętych w pokoju dla przysięgłych, odosobnionych i bezpiecznych, z dumą kładło nazwiska pod werdyktem, a dwoje obrażonych siedziało w kącie, samotnych i żałosnych w swoim sprzeciwie.Były uściski i uśmiechy, i sporo zadowolenia, bo wyszli cało z tej batalii i mogli dumnie wmaszerować z powrotem na arenę z decyzją, którą wybronili siłą czystej determinacji, zawzięcie dążąc do kompromisu. Przetrwali ciężką próbę, wypełnili obywatelski obowiązek. Odsłużyli swoje ponad normę. Byli gotowi.Tak zaczyna się nowy mystery prawniczy, w którym Grisham tym razem zaskakuje bezlitosną ironią. Balansuje między czarnym humorem a zjadliwą groteską. Dzięki temu cała rzeczywistość: postaci, prawo i sprawiedliwość przybierają jeszcze bardziej złowieszczy wyraz.
Read or Download Apelacja PDF
Similar thriller books
The tree is embellished, the cookies are baked, and the applications are wrapped, however the greatest occasion this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's marriage ceremony. because her husband died 3 years in the past, Gaby's 4 kids have drifted aside, every one ate up via the turbulence in their personal lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas jointly considering the fact that their father's loss of life, but if Gaby proclaims that she's getting married--and that the groom will stay a mystery till the marriage day--she may perhaps eventually be capable to deliver them domestic for the vacations.
Born right into a tough Brooklyn local, outsiders of their personal households, Nick and Todd forge a lifelong bond that persists within the face of crushing loss, blood, and betrayal. Low-level wiseguys with little ambition or even much less of a destiny, the buddies turn into significant avid gamers within the power destruction of a global crime syndicate that stretches from the shipment zone at Kennedy Airport to the streets of recent York, Belfast, and Boston to the alleyways of Mexican border cities.
"S. might be one of many most powerful books approximately conflict you are going to ever learn. . . . The writing is taut, detailed, and masterful. "
Set in 1992, through the peak of the Bosnian battle, S. finds essentially the most frightening points of any struggle: the rape and torture of civilian ladies via occupying forces. S. is the tale of a Bosnian girl in exile who has simply given delivery to an undesirable child—one with no state, a reputation, a father, or a language. Its beginning in basic terms reminds her of a good extra grueling event: being time and again raped by means of Serbian infantrymen within the "women's room" of a jail camp. via a chain of flashbacks, S. relives the unspeakable crimes she has continued, and in telling her story—timely, surprisingly compelling, and finally approximately survival—depicts the darkest part of human nature in the course of wartime.
Bennie Rosato appears to be like precisely like her exact dual, Alice Connolly, however the darkness in Alice’s soul makes them very various ladies. Or not less than that’s what Bennie believes, until eventually she reveals herself buried alive by the hands of her dual. in the meantime, Alice takes over Bennie’s existence, impersonating her at paintings or even seducing her boyfriend for you to break out the lethal mess she has made from her personal existence.
- Kisser (Stone Barrington, Book 17)
- Naked in Death (In Death, Book 1)
- When Shadows Fall (Dr. Samantha Owens, Book 3)
- Borstal Slags (Life on Mars, Book 3)
- Foreign Body
Extra resources for Apelacja
All smell sweaty, bitter. The girl seems to think they’re beneath her notice, even as they grip her shoulders. Together, they seem to be waiting for someone to take a family portrait. The girl turns her eyes away, resigned, and wipes her nose. “It’s going to get cold soon,” she says. The three don’t hesitate. They grab her up and run along the length of the tube, away from me and the dead tooth-snout, with its exposed radula. I watch their backs for a moment, the flapping of their rags, not sure whether I have any astonishment left in me.
The room is long and low. Carts wait on the floor. Bodies flop down on the carts and squirm but they’re moving slowly, slower still. They’re all going to freeze. I lash out, pushing her away. She encourages me. “That’s it,” she says. “Breathe deep. Fight. Hurry. ” Standing makes my head spin. ” I cry out. ” “They’re already dead,” she says. ” So that’s why I’m special. This time, when she takes my arm, I don’t resist—I’m in too much pain, and I don’t want to freeze. She drags me through a tall oval door into a long hall, curving up far away where there’s brightness, to my left.
I think over the words for the various parts of my body, internal and external. I apparently know a lot of useless things, but maybe not how to avoid being eaten. I know what I am, how big I am, I know how to move, I know useless things and simple things, but I don’t know what’s going on, I don’t know where to find food, I don’t know what’s inside the book or why it has seven shallow scratches on one side. I’m dozing in and out. I can see myself—imagine myself—talking to young humans, young versions of me.
Apelacja by John Grisham