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The Resource The chamber : a novel, John Grisham

The chamber : a novel, John Grisham

Label
The chamber : a novel
Title
The chamber
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Grisham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Chicago's top law firm, a young lawyer stands on the brink of a brilliant career. Now twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. Cayhall has run out of chances--except for one: a determined lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather, and while 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 cost Adam his."--
Summary
Known Klan member Sam Cayhall sits on death row accused of bombing the law offices of a Jewish civil rights activist in 1967. Within weeks, Cayhall will be the last man in Mississippi to die in the gas chamber, now abolished in favor of the more humane lethal injection. When Adam Hall from the large Chicago law firm of Kravitz & Bane takes the case, everyone tells him it is a no-win situation. But Adam has much more to lose than his reputation--Cayhall is his grandfather. Now Adam's in a race with the clock to find a defense that will keep his grandfather from the chamber
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
003036
Cataloging source
JRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grisham, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Civil rights movements
  • Death row inmates
  • Bombings
  • Greenville (Miss.)
  • Mississippi
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Bombings
  • Civil rights movements
  • Death row inmates
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
The chamber : a novel, John Grisham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn784296268
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
2012 Dell mass market ed.
Extent
viii, 676 pages
Isbn
9780440245940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)784296268
Label
The chamber : a novel, John Grisham
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1994
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn784296268
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
2012 Dell mass market ed.
Extent
viii, 676 pages
Isbn
9780440245940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)784296268

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