Author(s): John Grisham
This is the multi-million copy bestselling thriller that introduced Jake Brigance to Clanton...and has now inspired a sequel, Sycamore Row. When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and 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. 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 is also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed.
The multi-million copy bestselling thriller that introduced Jake Brigance to Clanton This is the book that launched the giant Grisham, that became the film, and that has now inspired a sequel, Sycamore Row
"The best thriller writer alive" Evening Standard "Grisham is a natural storyteller" Daily Telegraph "A giant of the thriller genre" Time Out
John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, a collection of short stories, and a series of novels for younger readers. 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