Paralleling exactly recent developments in the US legal system, Grisham gives us a scathing view of how unfair it really is. The defence is not the only side to take advantage of dirty tricks. Minorities and socially marginalized folk are not guilty because of who they are or how they look.
Sebastian Rudd, with any luck at all, will continue to show us the sad underbelly of US justice. I will be looking forward to his continuing adventures.
John Grisham has hit the nail right on the head and has shown that he has indeed got his finger on the pulse of the 21st century.