A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
Series: Jake Brigance Book 3
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 384 pages
First Published: 2020
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.
About John Grisham
John Grisham is an American author, attorney, politician and activist. He is best known for his legal thrillers, including A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Reckoning, and The Guardians. Nine of his novels have been adapted for film. He practiced as a criminal defense attorney for about a decade and served in the Mississippi House of Representatives for six years. Visit the author’s website →