In this searing courtroom drama, #1 New York Times bestselling 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.
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