John Grisham "A Time to Kill"

John Grisham "A Time to Kill"

John Grisham "A Time to Kill"


John Grisham

It is just another day in the life of a small town Southern lawyer, an ambitious man with a loving wife and a new car that he has not yet paid for. But, like everyone else in Clanton, Mississippi, Jake soon hears awful news - two local men have attacked and raped ten-year-old Tonya Hailey.

After the rape Tonya's father, Carl Lee, plans his own revenge. As a result, only his lawyer and friend Jake Brigance stands between him and the electric chair. But does Jake have the experience to win this particular case? Is there a legal defense for Carl Lee's actions?

John Grisham's story takes us into the dark side of the southern United States. Clanton has a black sheriff and many good, honest citizens, but it is at times a violent place where blacks and whites have still not learned to live together. The fear and violence increases when the Ku Klux Klan become involved. They, too, want revenge.

John Grisham is the author of ‘The Firm’, ‘The Client’, and many other exciting titles. He has sold over 55 million copies of his books and is one of the world's most popular writers.


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