The Summons Author:John Grisham Read by Michael Beck, this is a story about Ray Atlee, a 43 year old professor of law at the University of Virginia. He is newly divorced, has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. — He has a old, sick, father who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge At... more »lee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years. He has become a recluse and the end is in sight when he summons both sons to return home to discuss the details of his estate. It is typed by the judge himself and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. The Judge dies too soon and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray.