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Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi--a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, who redefines the notion of a family’s black sheep.

The summons is typed by the judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place where he grew up and now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray.

And perhaps someone else.

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Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307576095
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Author:
John Grisham
Author:
Grisham, John
Subject:
Fiction : Legal
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Audio Books-Popular Fiction
Subject:
From the Library of Anne Rice-Mystery
Subject:
Large Print-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
LG-FICTION317EndCap
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050927
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Product details 304 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307576095 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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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