The Chamber (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 688 pages
27 Reviews
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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
  

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Review: The Chamber

User Review  - Brad Solomon - Goodreads

Skip this book. I would give it one star, but I just have too much respect for John Grisham and his work to do that. This book is about a young, complaining, self absorbed lawyer and his KKK member ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn Fisher - Goodreads

It's a good read for anyone interested in the death penalty and how it was carried out. It also focuses on tactics used by lawyers to halt them with 'gangplank' appeals. The material is dated, 1990 is ... Read full review

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JOHN GRISHAM is the author of Skipping Christmas, The Summons, A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.


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