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A Time to Kill - John Grisham
A Time to Kill
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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... show more
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...From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385338608 (0385338600)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: Jake Brigance (#1)
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 A TIME TO KILL Review
My first John Grisham novel was his latest release, The Whistler: a capable, if not entirely thrilling, read. Because I give every author two chances to 'wow' me, I decided to take a stab at Grisham's debut, A Time to Kill. Wow. Wow wow wow. Was I impressed! Set in northeastern Mississippi (an a...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.0 The first of many...
I am generally a fan of John Grisham, whose books can be relied upon to be well paced, and tap-in to a common curiosity about courtroom dramas. Grisham also seems to often offer a critique of the US legal system, which makes for interesting observations, albeit woven into storylines that frequently ...
A Love for the Written Word
A Love for the Written Word rated it
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Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
4.0 A Time to Kill
I got this book at a library book sale for only a quarter. I put it in my buy bag because I heard of Grisham's name and I had vaguely remembered hearing something about A Time To Kill. I didn't really know what it was about when I picked it up, but I knew that it would be a legal thriller. That's Gr...
Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it
4.0 Read April 14, 2013
Memphis, Tennessee, April 14, 2013Good afternoon. I'm Hanna Brigance, Director of Community Outreach at the Memphis Police Department. I'm delighted to be here today to speak to students in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Memphis. My topic is "When All Hell Breaks Loose - Understandi...
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