The Chamber - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:John Grisham, Michael Beck (Narrator) In 1967 in Greenville, Mississippi, Klan member Sam Cayhall is accused of bombing the law offices of Jewish civil rights activist Marvin Kramer, killing Kramer's two sons. Cayhalls first trial, with an all-white jury and a Klan rally outside the courthouse, ends in a hung jury; a retrial six months later has the same outcome. Twelve years ... more »later an ambitious District Attorney in Greenville reopens the case. Much has changed since 1967, and this time, with a jury of eight whites and four blacks, Cayhall is convicted and transferred to the state penitentiary at Parchman to await execution on death row. In 1989, in the huge Chicago law firm of Kravitz & Bane, a young lawyer, Adam Hall, asks to work on the Cayhall case, which the firm has handled on a pro bono basis for years. The case is all but lost and time is running out: within weeks, Sam Cayhall will finally go the the gas chamber. Why in the world would Adam want to get involved? In The Chamber John Grisham has returned to the spiritual landscape of his first work of legal suspense, A Time To Kill, to craft a story that is at once a gripping thriller and an exploration of how one family comes to terms with their dark and complex past.
Read by Michael Beck, Abridged, 4 Cassettes, Running Time: 360 Minutes« less