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The Chamber

Adam Hill is 26 years old and in his first year at a top Chicago law firm. He volunteers for the toughest assignment any lawyer could ask for. His prospective client doesn't want Adam or his law firm. He is an unrepentant and outspoken racist with a violent past. Why would he take on Adam, a complete novice, to defend him?

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  • ""The horror of death row is that you die a little each day. The waiting kills you." Seventy-year-old Sam Cayhall is on Mississippi's death row. Sam hates lawyers but his date with the gas chamber is close, and time is running out. Then Adam Hall, a young lawyer arrives. Can he and his secret persuade Sam to accept his help?"
  • "Adam Hill is 26 years old and in his first year at a top Chicago law firm. He volunteers for the toughest assignment any lawyer could ask for. His prospective client doesn't want Adam or his law firm. He is an unrepentant and outspoken racist with a violent past. Why would he take on Adam, a complete novice, to defend him?"@en
  • "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."
  • "In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time."
  • "Adam Hall is an idealistic young attorney who takes on the death row clemency case of his one-time Klansman grandfather, Sam Cayhall. With just 28 days before the execution, Adam sets out to retrace the events leading to the crime for which Sam was convicted. As the impending death sentence looms closer, Adam works quickly to uncover the family's history for any hidden clues. In a white-knuckle series of twists and turns, Adam discovers deceptions and dark secrets that ultimately lead him to the startling truth."
  • ""The horror of death row is that you die a little each day. The waiting kills you." Seventy-year-old Sam Cayhall is on Mississippi's death row. Sam hates lawyers but his date with the gas chamber is close, and time is running out. Then Adam Hall, a youg lawyer arrives. Can he and his secret persuade Sam to accept his help?"@en
  • "A lawyer goes to work pro bono to defend a condemned civil rights murderer."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "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 cost Adam his. "A dark and thoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties ... Grisham is at his best."--People. "Compelling ... Powerful ... The Chamber will make readers think long and hard about the death penalty." -- USA Today. "His best yet." -- The Houston Post. "Mesmerizing ... with an authority and originality ... and with a grasp of literary complexity that makes Scott Turow's novels pale by comparison -- Grisham returns." -- San Francisco Chronicle. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators."@en
  • "Abridged."@en
  • "Presents a haunting legal suspense novel."
  • ""The horror of death row is that you die a little each day. The waiting kills you." Seventy-year-old Sam Cayhall is on Mississippi's death row. Sam hates lawyers but his date with the gas chamber is close, and time is running out. Then Adam Hall, a youg lawyer arrives. Can he and his secret persuade Sam to accept his help? -- from p. 4 of cover."
  • ""The horror of death row is that you die a little each day. The waiting kills you." Seventy-year-old Sam Cayhall is on Mississippi's death row. Sam hates lawyers but his date with the gas chamber is close, and time is running out. Then Adam Hall, a young lawyer arrives. Can he and his secret persuade Sam to accept his help? -- from p. 4 of cover."
  • "In Mississippi, a young attorney tries to have the death sentence commuted for the racist grandfather he never knew."@en
  • "When a young lawyer asks to take over the case of a death-row inmate, accused of bombing the offices of a civil rights advocate 22 years earlier, his reasons don't seem immediately clear."@en
  • "The chamber in question is the gas chamber at the Mississippi State Penitentiary--and for 69-year-old Sam Crayhall, the road thence has been many years long. Sam was twice tried and twice acquitted for murder after a 1967 Ku Klux Klan scare bombing accidentally killed the twin sons of the intended target; 14 years later he was tried a third time, convicted and sentenced to death. Now, in 1990, a young Chicago lawyer, employed by the firm that represented Sam but which he has just unceremoniously dumped, wants Sam as a client. Adam Hall, the 26-year-old rookie, is Sam Crayhall's grandson. Adam's efforts to save this splendid curmudgeon from death form the center of Grisham's quietly compelling novel, a hub from which the far-reaching spokes of personal dramas extend. The despair of prison life has rarely been so grippingly evoked--no riots or dazzling escapes here, just a drab, pervasive dailiness. And the gradually revealed dysfunctions of the Crayhalls prove both surprising and affecting. This ranks as top-notch Grisham and reveals new dimensions to his talent: the focus on character, the credible emotion and the simple moments of human connection bear comparison to Grisham's work in A Time to Kill . The prose, too, has more subtlety and texture than Grisham has previously exhibited. Though the countdown to an execution is a well-worn plot device, it has seldom been as effective, especially in the novel's last 100 pages."
  • "In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time. By the author of A Time To Kill."
  • "In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time. By the author of A Time To Kill."@en
  • "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 cost Adam his."@en
  • "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 cost Adam his. "A dark and??thoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties...??Grisham is at his best."??--People. "Compelling... Powerful...??The Chamber will make readers think??long and hard about the death penalty." --??USA Today. "His best??yet." -- The Houston Post.??"Mesmerizing... with an authority and??originality... and with a grasp of literary??complexity that makes Scott Turow's novels pale by??comparison -- Grisham returns." -- San??Francisco Chronicle.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators."@en
  • "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 cost Adam his. "A dark and??thoughtful tale pulsing wit moral uncertainties...??Grisham is at his best."??--People. "Compelling... Powerful...??The Chamber will make readers think??long and hard about the death penalty." --??USA Today. "His best??yet." -- The Houston Post.??"Mesmerizing... with an authority and??originality... and with a grasp of literary??complexity that makes Scott Turow's novels pale by??comparison -- Grisham returns." -- San??Francisco Chronicle.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators."
  • ""The chamber in question is the gas chamber at the Mississippi State Penitentiary--and for 69-year-old Sam Crayhall, the road thence has been many years long. Sam was tried and twice acquitted for murder after a 1967 Ku Klux Klan scare bombing accidentally killed the twin sons of the intended target; 14 years later he was tried a third time, convicted and sentenced to death row. Now, in 1990, a young Chicago lawyer, employed by the firm that represented Sam but which he has just unceremoniously dumped, wants Sam as a client. Adam Hall, the 26-year-old rookie, is Sam Crayhall's grandson....Though the countdown to an execution is a well-worn plot device, it has seldom been as effective, especially in the novel's last 100 pages." Publ Wkly."@en
  • "Twenty-two years after the bombing of a Mississippi law office in which Marvin Kramer's two sons died, Klan member Sam Cayhill, the accused killer, has nearly exhausted his death row appeals, until young lawyer Adam Hall takes the case."
  • "Twenty-two years after the bombing of a Mississippi law office in which two died, Klan member Sam Cayhill, the accused killer, has nearly exhausted his death row appeals, when his grandson, young lawyer Adam Hall, takes the case."

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