Before "The Firm" and"The Pelican Brief" made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story ofretribution and justice -- at last it's available in aDoubleday hardcover edition. In this searing courtroomdrama, best-selling author John Grisham probes thesavage depths of racial violence...as he deliversa compelling tale of uncertain justice in a smallsouthern town...Clanton, Mississippi.
The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by twodrunken and remorseless young man. The mostlywhite town reacts with shock and horror at the inhumancrime. Until her black father acquires an assaultrifle -- and takes justice into his own outragedhands.
For ten days, as burning crossesand the crack of sniper fire spread through thestreets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound asyoung defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to savehis client's life...and then his own...
About the Author
Sid Salter, Starkville, Mississippi, is Chief Communications Officer at Mississippi State University. He has been a Mississippi syndicated political columnist for more than thirty years.
Michael Beck is a research engineer at Alcatel Research and Innovation. As Editor of the EFM Copper Sub Task Force, he had a major role in the creation of the Ethernet in the First Mile standard. Mr. Beck holds a Master s Degree in Physical Engineering from Ghent University and has written numerous papers on EFM. He resides in Antwerp, Belgium
"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.