Cover of: A Time to Kill | John Grisham

About the Book

Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice. 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 the small southern town of Clanton, Mississippi.

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. 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...
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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 men. 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....
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Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1989

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.R5355 T56 1989

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2187616M
Internet Archive
timetokill00johng
ISBN 10
0440211727
ISBN 13
9780440211723
LC Control Number
89005760
OCLC/WorldCat
1023820998
Paperback Swap
0440211727
Library Thing
861081
Goodreads
13420212
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