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The Chamber (1994)

by John Grisham

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Fiction. Literature. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER ? "A dark and thoughtful tale... Grisham is at his best." ??People
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 co
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Very interesting, well written like any other Grisham book. A
lot of angles that had potential but never quite came together, although I’m sure it was supposed to end that way anyway.
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  MrMet | Apr 28, 2023 |
First edition as new
  dgmathis | Mar 15, 2023 |
Unbelievably good! This is the best John Grisham book I have ever read and one of the top books I've read last year. The story was fantastic and so incredibly moving.

This is really a book that stays with you long after you read it! ( )
  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
I don't know how I missed this book of his. Very good. All aspects of the death penalty and death row. Also means of being put to death and the pros and cons..... ( )
  wincheryl | Jun 20, 2022 |
After reading a couple of chapters, I decided the subject matter did not interest me enough to spend time in the world of the KKK and legal maneuvering.
The actual writing is par for the course for Grisham: steady workmanship, some nice rhetoric occasionally, and an important discussion of personal relationships in a fraught world. ( )
  librisissimo | Jan 19, 2021 |
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Fiction. Literature. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER ? "A dark and thoughtful tale... Grisham is at his best." ??People
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 co

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