I’m still getting through Parade’s End, but I’ve given myself another few books to read once I’m finished or give up.
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
They are at the centre of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harrassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict. Now the jury must make a decision in the most explosive civil trial of the century, a precedent-setting lawsuit against a giant tobacco company. But only a handful of people know the truth: that this jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him.
He is known only as Juror #2. But he has a name, and a past, and he has planned his every move with the help of a beautiful woman on the outside. Now, while a corporate empire hangs in the balance, while a grieving family waits, and while lawyers are plunged into a battle for their careers, the truth about Juror #2 is about to explode in a cross fire of greed and corruption- and with justice fighting for its life.