In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: 26-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.
©1994 John Grisham (P)1999 Random House, LLC
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"Starts well but runs out of steam!"
A character who appears as a key to the subplot that is important to the story, does not get enough mileage and seems to "just go away"
Couldn't stop listening. One of the best Grishams I have heard. I was enthralled from the first chapter until the very end.
"Loved every second"
I'm new to Grisham, and this is my second "read"......and I am hooked. Fantastic story and superb narration......couldn't put it down! Off to download my next "book".
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