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The Summons

The Summons
John Grisham

Februar 5th, 2002







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Released: 2002-02-05

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The Summons by John Grisham

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Ray Atlee is a professor of legislation on the college of Virginia. Hecff0478#three9;s forty-three, newly unmarried, and nonetheless enduring the aftershocks of a marvel divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a familycff0478#three9;s black sheep.

And he has a father, man sick antique man who lives on my own in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. he's identified to all as judge Atlee, a cherished and strong reliable who has towered over local legislation and politics for forty years. not on the bench, the judge has withdrawn to the Atlee mansion and turn into a recluse.

With the tip in sight, judge Atlee problems a summons for each sons to go back home to Clanton, to talk about the details of his property. it is typed by means of the judge himself, on his good-looking antique stationery, and provides the date and time for Ray and Forrest to look in his observe.

Ray reluctantly heads south, to his homeland, to where where he grew up, which he prefers now to keep away from. alternatively the family meeting does not happen. The judge dies too temporarily, and in doing so leaves at the back of a stunning mystery identified such a lot efficient to Ray.

And possibly somebody else.
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regulation professor Ray Atlee and his prodigal brother, Forrest, are summoned home to Clanton, Mississippi, by means of their ill father to talk about his wsick. but while Ray arrives the come to a decision is already dead, and the one-web web page record dividentitying his meager property among the 2 sons turns out crystal clear. What it doesncff0478#three9;t point out, then again, is the small fortune in cash Ray discovers hidentityden in the antique mancff0478#three9;s space--$three msickion he cancff0478#three9;t account for and doesncff0478#three9;t point out to brother Forrest, both.

Raycff0478#three9;s efforts to stay his find a mystery, determine where it got here from, and conceal it from a anonymous extortioner, who turns out to consider further approximately it than he does, culminate in a denouement with an alsuch a lot biblical twist. Itcff0478#three9;s a slender plot to hang a mystery on, and in truth itcff0478#three9;s not John Grishamcff0478#three9;s highest imaginable in relation to pacing, dramatic stress, and tasty characters (except for Harry Rex, a united states legislationyer who was once once the come to a decisioncff0478#three9;s closest circle of relatives member and in some ways is the father Ray needs hecff0478#three9;d had. Hecff0478#three9;s so vividentity he jumps off the web web page). but Grishamcff0478#three9;s legions of fans are vulnerable to revel in The Summons even though it lacks observe of a few of his eleganceic prematurely books, like the corporate, The Brethren, and The testament. --Jane Adams

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author: John Grishamauthor: DoubledayBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 24five

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