A Time to Kill

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Island Books, 1992 - Fiction - 515 pages
7 Reviews
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...

"Grisham's pleasure in relating the Byzantine complexities of Clanton (Mississippi) politics is contagious and he tells a good story...An enjoyable book." -- "Library Journal."

"Grisham excels!" -- "Dallas Times Herald."

 

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GRISHAM AT HIS BEST

User Review  - cre8ivredhead - Overstock.com

i just sent this book to a friend for some summer reading. When The Firm was all the rage way back when I was curious at the time who this man was. I found that this was. in fact his first book. Its ... Read full review

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Love this book! Best he has written ! His first now in hard copy ! Never was until now! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
18
Section 4
39
Section 5
49
Section 6
55
Section 7
65
Section 8
76
Section 25
260
Section 26
271
Section 27
292
Section 28
305
Section 29
315
Section 30
326
Section 31
336
Section 32
345

Section 9
86
Section 10
101
Section 11
111
Section 12
116
Section 13
125
Section 14
140
Section 15
145
Section 16
154
Section 17
164
Section 18
176
Section 19
187
Section 20
201
Section 21
216
Section 22
231
Section 23
238
Section 24
252
Section 33
355
Section 34
362
Section 35
369
Section 36
388
Section 37
389
Section 38
397
Section 39
412
Section 40
424
Section 41
434
Section 42
458
Section 43
468
Section 44
486
Section 45
490
Section 46
501
Section 47
512
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About the author (1992)

John Grisham is the author of seventeen novels, including the bestsellers THE FIRM and SKIPPING CHRISTMAS, which will be released in October 2004 as a Dell movie tie-in.

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