The Chamber: A Novel

The Chamber: A Novel by John Grisham 0385424728 9780385424721
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In the corridors of Chicagos top law firm: Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brinkof a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking itall for a death-row killer and an impossible case. Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi StatePrison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansmanand unrepentant racist now facing the death penaltyfor a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out ofchances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicagolawyer who just happens to be his grandson. Whilethe executioners prepare the gas chamber, whilethe protesters gather and the TVcameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutesto save his client. For between the two men is achasm of shame, family lies, and secrets --including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhallslife...or cost Adam his. A dark andthoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties...Grisham is at his best.--People. Compelling... Powerful...The Chamberwill make readers thinklong and hard about the death penalty. --USA Today. His bestyet. --The Houston Post. Mesmerizing... with an authority andoriginality... and with a grasp of literarycomplexity that makes Scott Turows novels pale bycomparison -- Grisham returns. --SanFrancisco Chronicle. From the Paperback edition.


Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 496

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1994-05-01

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