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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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Justice is served in this exciting three-pack of Grisham novels, designed to appeal to both his devoted fans and new readers. Wrap up your holiday shopping with this boxed set, which includes the authors first novel, A Time To Kill.

Set includes 1 mass market paperback edition each of:

The Partner

The Street Lawyer

A Time To Kill

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of Skipping Christmas, The Summons, A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill. He lives with his family in Mississippi and Virginia.

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Suzanne Oxford, May 4, 2014 (view all comments by Suzanne Oxford)
This is a powerful drama of life in the Deep South. John Grisham starts with a violent and gruesome rape of a little 10-year-old Black girl by 2 drug-dealing white thugs. This sets off controversy and racial tension as the community struggles to deal with what happened. Carl Lee Hailey, who is the little girl's father decides to take matters into his own hands when he shoots the 2 white thugs. Grisham was born and raised in MIssissippi, so is very knowledgeable about issues such as racial inequality when it comes to justice in the South. Jake Brigance is the lawyer who takes on defense of Carl Lee. The story itself would be suspenseful and riveting, but Grisham gives it an authentic touch with his colorful characters. Ozzie Walls is a Black sheriff who is very popular with both races. Jake Brigance is an idealistic lawyer who believes that Blacks should be treated equally under the law. Then there is Rufus Buckley, very egotistical prosecutor and rival against Jake. Omar Noose is the presiding judge over the Carl Lee Hailey case. He is over-all fair, but will not tolerate anything underhanded in his courtroom. Then there is Harry Vonner, Jake's best friend, who is described as a "big slob" in the book due to his voracious appetite. The dialog is true to the characters with profanity and crude language as is customary in the South. This story kept my interest to the very end. I would recommend this to anyone, although there are some issues which may be offensive to some readers. This is not a politically correct book according to today's standards.
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writermala, September 4, 2013 (view all comments by writermala)
A very interesting plot. A little ten year old black girl is raped, and viciously assaulted and her assailants are caught easily since they were heard bragging about their exploits in a bar. They are arrested, but before justice can be meted out they are shot by the little girl's father, Carl Lee.

The Southern town is divided on whether Carl Lee should be convicted and given the death sentence or treated like a hero! Jake Brigance is Carl Lee's lawyer and the story is about him, his family, and his friends as much as it is about Carl Lee. The politics, the racial undertones and the family dynamics are all handled really well and the book is a page-turner.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440211723
Author:
Grisham, John
Publisher:
Dell
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Clinton (Miss.) Fiction.
Subject:
Clinton
Subject:
Clanton
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Mississippi Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Penology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 286
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.1 x 4.3 x 3.9 in 1.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Justice is served in this exciting three-pack of Grisham novels, designed to appeal to both his devoted fans and new readers. Wrap up your holiday shopping with this boxed set, which includes the authors first novel, A Time To Kill.

Set includes 1 mass market paperback edition each of:

The Partner

The Street Lawyer

A Time To Kill

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