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A Time To Kill

by John Grisham

Political Thrillers Thriller and Suspense

A Time To Kill Synopsis

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John Grisham's first and most shocking novel, adapted as a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey

When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the violent racists who raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of the small town of Clanton, Mississippi see it as justice done, and call for his acquittal.

But when extremists outside Clanton - including the KKK - hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice. A national media circus descends on Clanton.

As tensions mount, Hailey hires the inexperienced Jake Brigance to defend him. It's the kind of case that could make a young lawyer's career.

But it's also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed.

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A Time To Kill Press Reviews

A giant of the thriller genre - Time Out

Grisham is a natural storyteller - Daily Telegraph

The best thriller writer alive - Evening Standard

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ISBN: 9780099590750
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099590750
Publication date: 26th September 2013
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 752 pages
Genres: Political Thrillers, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About John Grisham

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill ...

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