By John Grisham
'Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail.' Another stunning thriller from John Grisham.
A sequel to A TIME TO KILL
He will make them pay . . .
Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety per cent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid.
The vultures are circling even before the body is cold: the only subject more incendiary than money in Ford County is race, and this case has both.
AS the relatives contest the will, and unscrupulous lawyers hasten to benefit, Jake searches for answers to the many questions left by Seth Hubbard's death:
What made him write that last-minute will leaving everything to a poor black woman named Lettie Lang?
Why did he choose to kill himself on the desolate piece of land known as Sycamore Row?
And what was it that Seth and his brother witnessed as children that, in his words, 'no human should ever see'?
Praise for SYCAMORE ROW
'A gripping read' - Literary Review
'A fantastic book' - 5 STAR reader review
'Just as good [as A Time To Kill] . . . an excellent climax' - 5 STAR reader review
'Grisham at his best'- 5 STAR reader review
John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.
His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.
Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, five kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
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03 Jul 2014
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The best thriller writer alive — Ken Follett
No one does it better than Grisham — Daily Telegraph
Sycamore Row bristles with all the old authority....It's good to see the troubled attorney back — Independent
A gripping read — Literary Review