A Time to Kill (Penguin Readers, Level 5) by John Grisham

By John Grisham

While a black guy, Carl Lee Hailey, shoots the 2 white males who raped his ten-year-old daughter, the city of Clanton, Mississippi is full of anger and violence from both sides. a perilous case for younger defence legal professional Jake Brigance, yet he will do something to safeguard not just his patron and case but in addition his personal lifestyles ...Another annoying and exciting plot from this average storyteller. lately filmed, A Time to Kill stars Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConnaughey.

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That's very good. " Jake looked at the floor. "No, he hired Fredrix. " "Yes, very. It doesn't matter who represents him. Most defendants are guilty. " Lucien walked to the French doors and gazed at the courthouse. " "I'd like to stay here. " "You're a good man, Jake, and I want you to stay. Me, I don't know. I thought about moving to the Caribbean, but I won't. It's a nice place to visit, but it gets old. I have no plans really. I may travel. Spend some money. " Jake agreed. Lucien turned and waved his arms around the room.

There were several good lawyers in town, but most were with the Sullivan firm over in the bank building with four floors. Jake detested the Sullivan firm. Every lawyer detested the Sullivan firm except those in it. There were eight in all, eight of the most pompous and arrogant jerks Jake had ever met. Two had Harvard degrees. They had the big farmers, the banks, the insurance companies, the railroads, everybody with money. The other fourteen lawyers in the county picked up the scraps and represented people- living, breathing human souls, most of whom had very little money.

Lucien hung up the phone and walked to the doors overlooking the square. Jake watched him closely, waiting for the tirade. But Lucien said nothing. He walked slowly down the stairs, stopped and stared at Ethel, who was crying, and then looked at Jake. He opened the door and said, "Take care of this place. " They ran to the front window and watched him speed away from the square in his ragged old Porsche. For several months there was no word from him. Jake labored diligently on Lucien's cases while Ethel kept the office from chaos.

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