By John Grisham
Ahead of The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting tale of retribution and justice -- ultimately it's on hand in a Doubleday hardcover version. during this searing courtroom drama, best-selling writer John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence...as he delivers a compelling story of doubtful justice in a small southern town...Clanton, Mississippi.
The lifetime of a ten-year-old woman is shattered via two drunken and remorseless younger guy. The mostly white city reacts with surprise and horror on the inhuman crime. until eventually her black father acquires an assault rifle -- and takes justice into his personal outraged hands.
For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper hearth unfold via the streets of Clanton, the country sits spellbound as young protection lawyer Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...
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Yes, my dear,” he had said softly, trying his best to sound as certain as she was. ” She was staring deeply into his eyes now. Her body may have been as limp as a dish towel, but her gaze still carried that same strength that could some how always force him to look at her. “For me, Heaven isn’t far away. I won’t have to wait long. But you, my love, you will. You’ll have to wait. You’ll have to live out the rest of your life, spending years—maybe decades—without me. ” She smiled as playfully as her condition would allow.
Surface ships were used to ﬁghting in formations and took pride in the disciplined uniformity of their maneuvers. Assuming the Selfridge and the O’Bannon had each put ﬁve torpedoes in the wa ter to add to Chevalier’s ﬁve, the Japanese ships now had a small armada of ﬁfteen torpedoes speeding in their direction. Tremain had hardly had time to digest the thought when a deafening salvo blasted the night apart. The Chevalier’s main gun battery had engaged. The deck shook from the simultane ous reports, until Tremain thought the whole ship might shake apart.
It was the Chevalier’s captain, undoubtedly shaking his head in disgust. 26 R. CAMERON COOKE The rugged destroyer captain was probably wondering why he ever agreed to give this rubber-legged submariner a ride to Australia. Of course, what these surface sailors did not understand— Tremain concluded, to make himself feel better—was that a little staggering was understandable in a submariner, since the cramped bridge of a submarine never allowed a man to walk thirty paces in a straight line. “He’s laughing at you, sir,” Fabriano said suddenly, boldly, almost like a challenge.
A Time to Kill by John Grisham