Book Review of The Summons

The Summons
The Summons
Author: John Grisham
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton Mississippi--a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years, Now the judge is a shadow of his formal self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn into his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge atlee hass issued a summons for his 2 sons to return to clanton to discuss his estate. Ray atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray's younger brother, who re-defines the notion of a family's black sheep.
The summons is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place where he grew up and now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place.The judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a secret known only to Ray.....and perhaps someone else