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 -- finally it's to be had 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 lady is shattered by means of two drunken and remorseless younger guy. The mostly white city reacts with surprise and horror on the inhuman crime. till 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 fireplace unfold via the streets of Clanton, the country sits spellbound as young security legal professional Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life...and then his own...
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He waved a dismissive hand. “Yeah, yeah, I know—another rhetorical question. But, the end result was you didn’t win that basketball scholarship you wanted so much. Which, in turn, changed your whole life. ” D e ad l y E r r o r s | 29 “Look, Bill—” “Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to get that case started. ” Leung adjusted his lean body against the locker. ” He punched Tyler’s shoulder softly. “Hey, think of me as your high school basketball coach giving you advice. ” He shrugged. “What the hell are you saying?
Nurses tend to protect their own, he knew. In the ED he was the outsider. He glanced at the respiratory tech. She nodded toward the door. ” Tyler sucked a deep breath, stepped out of the cramped scanner room, and stood in the hall wrestling with an explanation Larry’s mother might understand. Radiation necrosis. That has to be it. He considered this diagnosis more carefully. Four months ago Larry Childs became subject number twelve in a multicenter clinical trial evaluating highly focused radiation as an alternative to traditional surgery to obliterate seizure triggering brain tissue.
The right-sided reflexes were distinctly more brisk than the left. All findings consistent with the CT picture of swollen brain pushing on the delicate brain stem regions controlling consciousness. ” The imaging tech stood beside him now. “God, every time you need an anesthesiologist . ” He shook his head and recalculated the need to intubate Larry. ” At that moment the nurse returned with a syringe, a vial and an IV bag. “Here’s the Decadron,” she gasped between breaths. “Give that. ” Tyler held up his hand.
A Time to Kill by John Grisham