The reckoning [electronic resource (eBook)] : a novel / John Grisham.

John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer,...

Full description

Main Author: Grisham, John,
Corporate Author: OverDrive Inc.
Published: New York : Doubleday, 2018.
Subjects:
Online Access: Go to download page
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Summary: John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it -- to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton -- was "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. Grisham takes us on a journey from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him.
Item Description: Made available electronically by OverDrive Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio).
Title from: Title details screen.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (432 pages)
Language: English
Technical Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires OverDrive Read or OverDrive app or compatible Kobo device or Adobe Digital Editions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction: All copies of this title, including those transferred to portable devices and other media, must be deleted/destroyed at the end of the lending period.
For digital rights information refer to the download page for this title.
ISBN: 0385544162
9780385544160
Access: Access limited to cardholders of Annapolis Valley Regional Library; Cape Breton Regional Library; Colchester-East Hants Public Library; Cumberland Public Libraries; Eastern Counties Regional Library; Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library; South Shore Public Libraries; Western Counties Regional Library.
Author Notes: John Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on February 8, 1955. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He was admitted to the bar in Mississippi in 1981 after receiving a law degree from the University of Mississippi, specializing in criminal law. While a lawyer in private practice in Southaven, Mississippi, Grisham served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 until 1990. He left the law and politics to become a full-time author.

His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in 1989. His other novels include The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Appeal, Calico Joe, The Racketeer, Gray Mountain, Rogue Lawyer, The Confession, The Litigators, The Whistler, Camino Island, The Rooster Bar, and the Theodore Boone series. Several of his novels were adapted into films including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas.

(Bowker Author Biography)