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By John Grisham

Earlier than The Firm and  The Pelican Brief made him a superstar,  John Grisham wrote this riveting tale of  retribution and justice -- ultimately 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 lady is shattered by means of two  drunken and remorseless younger guy. The mostly  white city reacts with surprise and horror on the inhuman  crime. until eventually 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 hearth unfold via the  streets of Clanton, the kingdom sits spellbound as  young safety lawyer Jake Brigance struggles to save  his client's life...and then his own...

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Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The first number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi­ can woman who sounds to be about eighty. She’s never heard of Dana Moreland. Jay leaves a note on Eddie Mae’s desk: they’ve got to find the witness. He gets home late, after eight o’clock. Bernie is already in bed, snoring. She left a plate for him on the stove.

Charlie passes on a cross-exam. For his direct, he walks a sta­ pled stack of papers to the judge’s bench: the cop’s affidavit and the original police report. The judge reads the pages in silence while they all wait. The court reporter checks a chipped nail. The bailiff looks at his watch. Out in the hallway, they can hear rubber soles squeaking on the linoleum and one side of an argu­ ment about who has the best catfish plate, Delfina’s on Main or Guido’s. Finally, Judge Hicks looks up, looks right at Jay.

By now, he’s onto the hustle. “If I could just get a little money,” the guy starts. “I’ll pay you back, I swear. ” Jay stands and shows him to the door. The hooker is the only bright spot on the horizon. He tries a couple of phone numbers Ms. Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The first number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi­ can woman who sounds to be about eighty.

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