John Grisham A Time to Kill (John Grisham)

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A Time to Kill (John Grisham)

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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 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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With a chillingly calm, even delivery, Michael Beck, a regular Grisham reader (The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury), turns the narrative of this disturbing tale of racism, ignorance, and brutality into an almost visceral experience. "Cobb strung a length of quarter inch ski rope over a limb ... he grabbed her and put the noose around her head." The story is frighteningly believable and expertly crafted around a horrible crime and the tragic consequences that follow. At times, Beck's character voices can be distracting, but his efforts are generally applied to good effect, adding another level of tension to this already suspenseful look at a small Mississippi town's struggle for justice. (Running time: 17 hours, 12 cassettes) --George Laney

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"Grisham's pleasure in relating the Byzantine complexities of Clanton (Mississippi) politics is contagious and he tells a good story...An enjoyable book." -- Library Journal.

"Grisham excels!" -- Dallas Times Herald.

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