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A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1)

A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1)

John Grisham
4.08/5 (743,526 ratings)
An alternate cover edition for the ISBN 9780385338608 can be found here.

Before "The Firm" and "The Pelican Brief" made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice. 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 men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. That is, until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes matters into his 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.
Language
English
Pages
515 pages
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Dell
Release
1989

A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1)

John Grisham
4.08/5 (743,526 ratings)
An alternate cover edition for the ISBN 9780385338608 can be found here.

Before "The Firm" and "The Pelican Brief" made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice. 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 men. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. That is, until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes matters into his 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.
Language
English
Pages
515 pages
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Dell
Release
1989
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