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Before The Firm and    The Pelican Brief made him a superstar,     John Grisham wrote this riveting story of    retribution and justice — at last it's available in a    Doubleday hardcover edition. In this searing courtroom    drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the    savage depths of racial violence...as he delivers    a compelling tale of uncertain justice in a small    southern town...Clanton, Mississippi.   

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two    drunken and remorseless young man. The mostly    white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman    crime. Until her black father acquires an assault    rifle — and takes justice into his own outraged    hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses    and the crack of sniper fire spread through the    streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as    young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save    his client's life...and then his own...

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John Grisham has become, in less than three years, America's most popular author. While The Firm first put him on bestseller lists across the country, and The Pelican Brief and The Client confirmed his status as the master of the legal thriller, it was A Time to Kill that launched his writing career. Originally published in a small print-run in 1989, and for years unavailable in hardcover, Doubleday is proud to publish a new trade hardcover edition of this gripping courtroom drama. Near the rural town of Clanton, Mississippi, little Tonya Hailey is brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead by two drunken and remorseless men. The rapists are almost immediately caught in a road side bar, where they have been bragging of their exploits. When the men appear in court days later, Tonya's father Carl bursts out of the courthouse basement, and executes them with an assault rifle. Murder or executions? Justice or revenge? Carl trusts his life to only one man in town - local criminal lawyer Jake Brigance, who dreams of famous cases, headlines, and the big time. Jake is about to face the fight of his life, and he knows it. Not only is he up against Rufus Buckley - a tough, ambitious district attorney who realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office - but he has a much bigger problem: the rapists are white, the judge is white - and Carl is black. This is a trial sure to change forever the lives of everyone involved. A Time to Kill is a riveting novel that challenges everything we think we know about justice and equality.

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ISBN:
9780385470810
Author:
Grisham, John
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Mississippi Fiction.
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.50x6.48x1.48 in. 1.73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , John Grisham has become, in less than three years, America's most popular author. While The Firm first put him on bestseller lists across the country, and The Pelican Brief and The Client confirmed his status as the master of the legal thriller, it was A Time to Kill that launched his writing career. Originally published in a small print-run in 1989, and for years unavailable in hardcover, Doubleday is proud to publish a new trade hardcover edition of this gripping courtroom drama. Near the rural town of Clanton, Mississippi, little Tonya Hailey is brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead by two drunken and remorseless men. The rapists are almost immediately caught in a road side bar, where they have been bragging of their exploits. When the men appear in court days later, Tonya's father Carl bursts out of the courthouse basement, and executes them with an assault rifle. Murder or executions? Justice or revenge? Carl trusts his life to only one man in town - local criminal lawyer Jake Brigance, who dreams of famous cases, headlines, and the big time. Jake is about to face the fight of his life, and he knows it. Not only is he up against Rufus Buckley - a tough, ambitious district attorney who realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office - but he has a much bigger problem: the rapists are white, the judge is white - and Carl is black. This is a trial sure to change forever the lives of everyone involved. A Time to Kill is a riveting novel that challenges everything we think we know about justice and equality.
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