There was A Time To Kill and now it is A Time For Mercy, as John Grisham presents his next top best-seller to be. “I am excited to return to Ford County for another courtroom drama with Jake Brigance and his friends. A Time for Mercy features Jake’s biggest trial since he won the acquittal of Carl Lee Hailey in A Time to Kill,” says the world famous writer to his readers.
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and - most of all - heart.
The book is to appear on sale on October 13, 2020. So don't miss an opportunity to pre-order your copy!