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A Time to Kill  (Jake Brigance, Bk 1)
A Time to Kill - Jake Brigance, Bk 1
Author: John Grisham
The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands. — For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440245919
ISBN-10: 0440245915
Publication Date: 6/23/2009
Pages: 672
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4 stars, based on 130 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, Bk 1) on + 270 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A gripping courtroom drama about a young girl whose life has been shattered by 2 drunken and remorseless young men. Her father decides to take matters into his own hands with an assault rifle. A town then is in flames and on different sides.

An interesting book with twists and turns.
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Helpful Score: 5
A young father seeks revenge for the brutal attack on his daughter. The trial that follows and the events surrounding the trial keep you reading to the last page. Very thought provoking book.
reviewed A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This one will get you ALL riled up and rooting for the main character. A great read, and one of Grisham's best.
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Helpful Score: 3
This addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi, is John Grisham's first novel, and his favorite of his first six. He polished it for three years and every detail shines like pebbles at the bottom of a swift, sunlit stream. Grisham is a born legal storyteller and his dialogue is pitch perfect.
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racial tension and the brillant author has again hit upon subjects and characters that keep us guessing.
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Good book, but somewhat predictable. It kept my interest to read on.

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