THE SUMMONS Author:John Grisham Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's is forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. — And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississipp. ... more »He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over law and politics for forty years.
Ray reluctantly heads south, to his hometown, to the place where he grew up, which he prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else.« less