First edition, first printing (per publisher's requisite statement and number line upon copyright page) SIGNED BY JOHN GRISHAM. viii, 486 pages. Hardcover: H 24.25cm x L 16.25cm. Dust jacket rubbed, crease/bump at rear panel's top right corner; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Maroon cloth spine with light spots of discoloration, minor flaking to spine's gilt stamping which otherwise remains bright; slate gray boards. Touch of soiling to bottom edge. Interior pages are clean. Binding retains some crispness. A very good copy in a very good+ dust jacket with Grisham's horizontal black ink signature upon the half-title page. ISBN 0385424728. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm:
Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.
Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison:
Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson.
While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes to save his client. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets -- including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life... or cost Adam his.
Review: At first listen, the narration of this abridged version of John Grisham's The Chamber seems flat and uninvolved. But Michael Beck has chosen his vocal style well, purposely eschewing unnecessary adornment and allowing this searing indictment of racism and murder to unfold on its own terms. Beck uses character voices sparingly, adding subtle emphasis to the already charged plot. The story begins with a Klan-sponsored bombing and then traces a trail of rigged acquittals stretching over three decades, until a young lawyer with secrets of his own brings the case to a powerful conclusion. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --George Laney
Title: THE CHAMBER.
Publisher: New York et al: Doubleday, June 1994.
Book Description Doubleday, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP72612734
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: POOR. Noticeably used, showing heavy wear to cover and pages. Might have notes, underlining and or highlighting. Accessories such as CD, codes, and dust jackets may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2558998641
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2632953616
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2686217920
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2777331981
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2779139158
Book Description Doubleday Books 01/06/1994, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780385424721
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0385424728I4N00
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0385424728I4N00
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Cover Missing. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G0385424728I4N01