A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 515
ISBN: 9780385338608
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Release: 2004
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.

A Time for Mercy

A Time for Mercy
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385545976
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful." Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

Ford County

Ford County
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780440296447
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Release: 2010
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Grisham returns with this seven short stories, all set in Ford Count, Mississipi, which is the location of his first novel, 'A Time to Kill'.

A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 515
ISBN: 0440211727
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the brutal rape of his ten-year-old daughter, Carl Lee Haily, a black man living in a small Mississippi town, kills the two white men accused of the crime

The Testament a Time to Kill

The Testament   a Time to Kill
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 988
ISBN: 0091869595
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Time to kill: "There are crimes of race and creed and colour. And so when the people outside of Clanton hear that a black man has killed two whites who raped his ten-year-old daughter, the town is filled with an angry mob determined to tear down, burn and destroy anything and everyone that opposes them."

The Wicked Girls

The Wicked Girls
Author: Alex Marwood
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101618356
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Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The suspense keeps the pages flying, but what sets this one apart is the palpable sense of onrushing doom.” —Stephen King, “The Best Books I Read This Year” The Edgar Award-winning psychological thriller that asks the question: how well can you truly know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it’s the first time they’ve seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives—and unknowing families to protect—will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden? Gripping and fast-paced, with an ending that will stay with you long after you’ve read it, The Wicked Girls takes you to a thrillingly dark place you’ve never been before. For fans of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Tana French. “The Wicked Girls is ingenious and original. Real, chilling, true to its world and its characters. In short, a knock-out.” —Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of And When She Was Good and What the Dead Know

Tell No Lies

Tell No Lies
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781250026101
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Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Another winner from a top-tier thriller writer." —Kirkus Reviews Daniel Brasher left a high-paying job as a money manager to marry his community-organizer wife and do the work he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled ex-cons. Now he's about to start a private practice. But just before his last day on the job, Daniel finds an envelope in his department mailbox—one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only "admit what you've done or you will bleed for it." along with a midnight deadline...which has passed. And the person to whom the envelope was addressed was found brutally murdered... "A fast-paced roller coaster ride...well-written and extremely realistic." —Criminal Element Soon, Daniel finds more warnings in his office mail, to people that the police cannot track down, and to victims that cannot be saved. Daniel's efforts, however, have alerted the killer to his involvement... and the next threat he receives is his own. Now, Daniel—with no clue what he's supposed to have done or to what action he must confess—must somehow appease, or outwit, a seemingly unstoppable killer. And time is running out... "Menace, treachery, and intrigue have never been more exciting." —The Washington Post

Feared

Feared
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250099617
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Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with a vengeance. When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end...even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love...or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline's trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared... Feared, the sixth entry in the acclaimed Rosato & DiNunzio series, expertly explores what happens when we are tempted to give in to our own inner darkness. Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio series: “Hit every mark... down to the last satisfying twist” —Kirkus Review on Feared "Fast paced, heart-tugging...readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out." —Publishers Weekly on Exposed "The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah." —Kirkus (starred review) on Exposed "[The Rosato and DiNunzio stories] are always her best works and this newest is the best of the best in this series." —Huffington Post on Exposed

Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 642
ISBN: 9780345543240
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Release: 2014
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a wealthy man hangs himself and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

The Last Juror

The Last Juror
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780307576033
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Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America is in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lives on the edge of another age—until the brutal murder of a young mother rocks the town and thrusts Willie into the center of a storm. Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie makes as many friends as enemies in Clanton, and over the next decade he sometimes wonders how he got there in the first place. But he can never escape the crime that shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South’s past gather around Willie, as tension swirls around Clanton, men and women who served on a jury nine years ago are starting to die one by one—as a killer exacts the ultimate revenge. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

An Innocent Client

An Innocent Client
Author: Scott Pratt
Pages: 358
ISBN: 0451412656
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Burned out defense attorney Joe Dillard, against his better judgment, takes the case of Angel Christian, a waitress in a strip club, who is accused of stabbing a preacher to death in a Tennessee motel--a case that is linked to his own deeply troubled sister and a vindictive detective. Original.

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 482
ISBN: 9780440245933
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Release: 2010
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the Supreme Court's most liberal and most conservative justices are gunned down, law student Darby Shaw builds a case against a powerful suspect, whose threats send her underground. By the author of The Firm. 250,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Camino Island

Camino Island
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781524797140
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Release: 2018
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes a note from the author, questions for discussion, and an excerpt from "The Rooster Bar."

Marauder

Marauder
Author: Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780593087923
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is up to Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his ship, the Oregon, to stop a terrorist plot to release a deadly chemical weapon across the globe in the explosive new novel in Clive Cussler's #1 New York Times bestselling series. While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire's dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison, Juan Cabrillo will stop at nothing to find an antidote before it is too late. He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781292310565
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Release: 2019-11-20
Editor: Pearson UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirteen

Thirteen
Author: Steve Cavanagh
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781409170686
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Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL. HE'S ON THE JURY... **************** 'Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly 'THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough 'Outstanding.' Lee Child 'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh **************** 'To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?' Murder wasn't the hard part. It was just the start of the game. Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He's done it before. But this is the big one. This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house. But there's someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn't the man on trial. Kane knows time is running out - he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered. **************** THIRTEEN REASONS WHY ... YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK: 'An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book. THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough 'Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' Lee Child 'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh 'Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.' Simon Kernick 'A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.' Ruth Ware 'I've been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best, a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly 'Quite simply deserves to be HUGE. If you read a thriller as good this year, it's only because you've read this one twice.' Mark Billingham 'Tore through this between dusk and dawn. Absolute 5-star cracker from Steve Cavanagh, who's gotta be among top legal thriller writers out there nowadays. A powerhouse of a book that's much more than its high-concept hook.' Craig Sisterson 'Wow! This book is friggin' awesome! Utterly immersive.' Emma Kavanagh 'Fantastically gripping? Guilty as charged!' Angela Clarke 'An absolute cracker.' Susi Holliday 'Guilty of thrills, twists, and expertly manipulating the reader.' Mason Cross 'An absolute rollercoaster of a read. Thrilling.' Cass Green

A Time to Kill a Time to Heal

A Time to Kill  a Time to Heal
Author: Roger L. Helle
Pages: 324
ISBN: 1641919175
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Release: 2018-08-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ron entered the long hospital corridor looking for his brother Roger. After searching the ward unsuccessfully, he approached a doctor standing by the bed of a patient. "I'm Sergeant Helle's brother," he said. "How is he?" The doctor looked at Ron and said, "I'm sorry, son, but your brother is going to die. There's nothing else we can do." Just a few beds away, drifting in and out of consciousness, Roger heard the doctor's death sentence. Not yet twenty-three years old, he felt fear grip his heart in a way he had not even experienced on the battlefield. That fear caused him to do something he had never done before. Roger silently prayed, "God, if there is a God, if you let me live, I'll do anything you want!" Then he slipped mercifully back into a drug-induced sleep. That prayer would be answered in a way Roger could never have imagined, but only after years of nightmares, alcohol, and tortured emotional battles. Peace did come at last as Roger not only made peace with Vietnam, but the emotional pain of his past as well. Roger and Shirley Helle live in Chattanooga Tennessee. They retired from Teen Challenge in 2017 after 40 years of ministry. The Helle's continue to travel across the country speaking and ministering.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0804717117
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Release: 1989
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

The Rooster Bar

The Rooster Bar
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385541183
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground. “[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . . Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar. “Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”—USA Today “[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”—The Washington Post

Cult of Glory

Cult of Glory
Author: Doug J. Swanson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101979884
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Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Swanson has done a crucial public service by exposing the barbarous side of the Rangers.” —The New York Times Book Review A twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruption The Texas Rangers came to life in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico. Nearly 200 years later, the Rangers are still going--one of the most famous of all law enforcement agencies. In Cult of Glory, Doug J. Swanson has written a sweeping account of the Rangers that chronicles their epic, daring escapades while showing how the white and propertied power structures of Texas used them as enforcers, protectors and officially sanctioned killers. Cult of Glory begins with the Rangers' emergence as conquerors of the wild and violent Texas frontier. They fought the fierce Comanches, chased outlaws, and served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. As Texas developed, the Rangers were called upon to catch rustlers, tame oil boomtowns, and patrol the perilous Texas-Mexico border. In the 1930s they began their transformation into a professionally trained police force. Countless movies, television shows, and pulp novels have celebrated the Rangers as Wild West supermen. In many cases, they deserve their plaudits. But often the truth has been obliterated. Swanson demonstrates how the Rangers and their supporters have operated a propaganda machine that turned agency disasters and misdeeds into fables of triumph, transformed murderous rampages--including the killing of scores of Mexican civilians--into valorous feats, and elevated scoundrels to sainthood. Cult of Glory sets the record straight. Beginning with the Texas Indian wars, Cult of Glory embraces the great, majestic arc of Lone Star history. It tells of border battles, range disputes, gunslingers, massacres, slavery, political intrigue, race riots, labor strife, and the dangerous lure of celebrity. And it reveals how legends of the American West--the real and the false--are truly made.