Each February, a Grisham novel hits the stores and immediately
scores a place at the top of the bestseller list. What ensures this
success? Some of it has to do with predictability; some with
unpredictability. Cracking the spine of a Grisham thriller, readers
know they find themselves submerged in a legal battle. The
characters that will be encountered and the social issues that
might be addressed are unpredictable. This combined with the
effects of law and the legal system on everyman --- and just plain
good storytelling --- makes Grisham's books intriguing adventures.
THE LAST JUROR does not disappoint at any of these levels.