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A time to kill

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Ltd. edView all editions and formats
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Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter. Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice at last it's available in a Doubleday hardcover edition. In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legal stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Grisham
ISBN: 9780385471121 0385471122
OCLC Number: 28709712
Description: 487 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Grisham.

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Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter. Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice at last it's available in a Doubleday hardcover edition. 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 ... From the Hardcover edition.
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