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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood FICTION Grisham (Text) 36626102597622 2nd Floor Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0385424728 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780385424721 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385474407 (lmtd. ed.)
  • Physical Description: vi, 486 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [1994]

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Summary, etc.:
In Mississippi in 1967 Klan member, Sam Cayhall is accused of bombing Marvin Kramer's law offices killing his two sons. In 1990 just weeks before his execution, a young lawyer asks to work on his case.
Target Audience Note:
Adult Follett Library Resources
Subject: Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) > Fiction.
Bombings > Mississippi > Greenville > Fiction.
Death row inmates > Mississippi > Fiction.
Civil rights movements > Mississippi > Fiction.
Greenville (Miss.) > Fiction.
Civil rights movements > Fiction.
Bombings > Fiction.
Death row inmates > Fiction.
Genre: Legal stories.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Twenty-two years after the bombing of a Mississippi law office in which Marvin Kramer's two sons died, Klan member Sam Cayhill, the accused killer, has nearly exhausted his death row appeals, until young lawyer Adam Hall takes the case
  • Baker & Taylor
    Twenty-two years after the bombing of a Mississippi law office in which Marvin Kramer's two sons died, Klan member Sam Cayhill, the accused killer, has nearly exhausted his death row appeals, until young lawyer Adam Hall takes the case. 1,750,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo.
  • Blackwell North Amer
    In 1967 in Greenville, Mississippi, known Klan member Sam Cayhall is accused of bombing the law offices of Jewish civil rights activist Marvin Kramer, killing Kramer's two sons. Cayhall's first trial, with an all-white jury and a Klan rally outside the courthouse, ends in a hung jury; the retrial six months later has the same outcome.
    Twelve years 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. He is transferred to the state penitentiary at Parchman to await execution on death row.
    In 1990, in the huge Chicago law firm of Kravitz & Bane, a young lawyer named Adam Hall asks to work on the Cayhall case, which the firm has handled on a pro bono basis for years. But the case is all but lost and time is running out: within weeks Sam Cayhall will finally go to the gas chamber. Why in the world would Adam want to get involved?
  • Random House, Inc.
    In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm:

    Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.

    Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison:

    Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson.

    While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes to save his client. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets -- including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life... or cost Adam his.

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