By John Grisham
Sooner than The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting tale of retribution and justice -- finally it's to be had in a Doubleday hardcover variation. during this searing courtroom drama, best-selling writer John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence...as he delivers a compelling story of doubtful justice in a small southern town...Clanton, Mississippi.
The lifetime of a ten-year-old woman is shattered by way of two drunken and remorseless younger guy. The mostly white city reacts with surprise and horror on the inhuman crime. till her black father acquires an assault rifle -- and takes justice into his personal outraged hands.
For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fireplace unfold via the streets of Clanton, the kingdom sits spellbound as young protection lawyer Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...
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I really am, honey. " "I see. It never occurs to you to think about me when you're making all your plans, does it? Oh, no! " "I won't be tied up too long Sunday," I said. "Maybe until eleven o'clock or so. Why don't you come over and wait for me like you did tonight? " Her eyes flickered, but she didn't break out with a lecture like she must have wanted to. She motioned for me to move so she could get up; and then she got up and began dressing. "I'm awfully sorry, honey," I said. " She pulled her dress over her head, patted it down around her hips and buttoned the collar.
I don't know it! I don't know anything of the kind! " "Why, that's plumb crazy, honey. " "B-because. Oh, Lou, darling, I've been so miserable. . " "Well, now that's a right foolish way to act, Amy," I said. She went on whimpering about how miserable she'd been, and I went on holding her, listening—you got to do plenty of listening around Amy—and wondering how it had all started. To tell the truth, I guess it hadn't started anywhere. We'd just drifted together like straws in a puddle. Our families had grown up together, and we'd grown up together, right here in this same block.
I carried my dishes into the kitchen, washed them up and took a long hot bath. Then I turned in and slept like a log until ten in the morning. While I was having breakfast, I heard gravel crunch in the driveway; and looking out I saw Chester Conway's Cadillac. He came right in the house without knocking—people had got in the habit of that when Dad was practicing— and back into the kitchen. "Keep your seat, boy, keep your seat," he said, though I hadn't made any move to get up. " "Thanks," I said.
A Time to Kill by John Grisham