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The Chamber - John Grisham
The Chamber
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In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink  of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it  all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.  Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State  Prison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman  and unrepentant... show more
In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink  of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it  all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.  Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State  Prison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman  and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty  for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of  chances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicago  lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While  the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while  the protesters gather and the TV  cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes  to save his client. For between the two men is a  chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets --  including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's  life...or cost Adam his. "A dark and  thoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties...  Grisham is at his best."  --People. "Compelling... Powerful...  The Chamber will make readers think  long and hard about the death penalty." --  USA Today. "His best  yet." -- The Houston Post.  "Mesmerizing... with an authority and  originality... and with a grasp of literary  complexity that makes Scott Turow's novels pale by  comparison -- Grisham returns." -- San  Francisco Chronicle.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440220602 (0440220602)
ASIN: 440220602
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pages no: 676
Edition language: English
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UnaTiers
UnaTiers rated it
Too long, too technical (and I'm a lawyer). How do other readers feel about the loose end? It did make me think about the death penalty.
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it
5.0 The Chamber
As usual, enthralling.
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
5.0 The Chamber
Unbelievably good! This best John Grisham book I have ever read and on of the top book I read last year. The story was fantastic and so incredibly moving. This is really a book that stays with you long after you read it!
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
5.0 The Chamber
It was, as most of Grisham's books, absolutely fantastic! I am amazed how he manages to make his books so much about the legal stuff of a lawyer's life and still put so much soul in it that it turns into some mind boggling story! The rythm of the book is fast, constantly coming up with new things, t...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0 The Chamber
This is an older Grisham novel, but one I had not read before. I found myself not wanting to put it down!Adam Hall is a young lawyer in a large firm. Sam Cayhall is his grandfather, on Death Row for a Klan-related killing in the 1960s. Many years later, Sam's appeals have run out -- and Adam offe...
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