AN MULTI-MILLION-SELLING AMERICAN CLASSIC FROM THE MASTER OF COURTROOM THRILLERSAdapted as an acclaimed film starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, and Samuel L. JacksonWhen Carl Lee Hailey guns down the racist hoodlums who have raped his ten-year-old child, the people of Clanton, Mississippi call for his acquittal.But when extremists outside Clanton 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. As the Ku Klux Klan rolls into town, the racially charged atmosphere turns violent.Amid the rising tension, defence attorney Jake Brigance has been hired to defend Hailey. It's the kind of case that can make or break a young lawyer.But in the maelstrom of Clanton, it's also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed...
The multi-million copy bestselling thriller that introduced Jake Brigance to ClantonThis is the book that launched the giant Grisham, that became the film, and that has now inspired a sequel, Sycamore Row
John Grisham is the author of thirty-five bestselling novels, the international number one non-fiction debut The Innocent Man and a series of short stories entitled Ford County. He is on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project in New York and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virgina and Mississippi. His website is www.johngrisham.co.uk