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AN AMERICAN CLASSIC FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING MASTER THRILLER WRITER

An edge-of-your-seat legal thriller from the undisputed master of the courtroom drama.

Ray Atlee teaches law at the University of Virginia. His ailing father, Judge Atlee, was once a loved - and feared - titan, towering over local law and politics in the ancestral Atlee home of Clanton, Mississippi. And now, entering his last days, he calls Ray home to discuss the family estate.

Newly single and far from happy, Ray reluctantly heads south to meet his father. He never does. The Judge dies too soon, but leaves behind a shocking secret which Ray believes only he knows; a secret that could destroy Clanton's very foundations.

And it soon becomes clear that Ray's wrong.

He's not the only one who knows.

Reviews

Classic Grisham

Times

John Grisham is a copper-bottomed promise of reliable story-telling. The legal trappings are as persuasive as ever

Independent

Smooth, tough and addictive

Mirror

No one tells a story better than Grisham

Evening Standard

Compelling

Time Literary Supplement

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  • Paperback

    9780099538332

    November 1, 2013

    Arrow

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407059488

    June 1, 2010

    Cornerstone Digital

    400 pages

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