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The Summons

For the first time since "A Time to Kill", Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi - a place rich in colourful characters and dark family secrets. This time he tells the story of a dying judge who leaves his dissolute sons three million dollars in used bank notes.

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  • "For the first time since "A Time to Kill", Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi - a place rich in colourful characters and dark family secrets. This time he tells the story of a dying judge who leaves his dissolute sons three million dollars in used bank notes."@en
  • "The author returns to Ford County, Mississippi, a place rich in colorful characters and dark family secrets, for his latest legal thriller."@en
  • "Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton,Mississippi a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick and lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home.Knowing the end is near.Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return return to Clanton to discuss his estate."
  • "Ray is summoned to attend a family meeting with his father the judge, and brother, but the meeting is permanently postponed by the elderly judge's death."
  • "Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years. No longer on the bench, the Judge has withdrawn to the Atlee mansion and become a recluse. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate. It is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south, to his hometown, to the place where he grew up, which he prefers now to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators."@en
  • "Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving a secret known oly to Ray."@en
  • "You can't pin John Grisham down--and why would any reader want to! After penning countless blockbusters like The Firm and The Rainmaker, he explored new vistas with his last two bestsellers, A Painted House and Skipping Christmas. Now he returns to his original love, the law, with new gusto, spinning a brand new web of intrigue in The Summons. Still reeling from a recent spliet with his wife, law professor Ray Atlee is called home by his dying father. The retired judge is anxious to discuss his will and final wishes. The return home also means Ray will have to meet with his brother Forrest, the black sheep of the family. But unfortunately, the family meeting never takes place, for the judge dies before their arrival. And he leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray....and perhaps someone else."@en
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  • "Ray Atlee, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, is forty-three and newly single. His father, a very sick old man who lives the life of a recluse in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi, was once a beloved and powerful official who towered over local law and politics for many years. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons to Ray to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of the family estate. Ray reluctantly heads south, but the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret which Ray believes only he knows. Until it becomes clear that someone else knows too."
  • "Judge Atlee has been a powerhouse in local politics and law in his hometown of Clanton, Mississippi for over forty years. But he is dying, and has turned into a recluse. He has summoned his two boys, Ray and Forrest, home to discuss his estate before he dies. Ray is a good son, recently divorced, a professor of law at the University of Virginia. Forrest is a black sheep to end all black sheep. Forrest doesn't show up at the appointed time, and Ray himself is too late. His father has died before any discussion could take place, and Ray is left knowing a shocking secret that he hopes only he knows. But someone else might."@en
  • "Summoned by his dying father to discuss the details of his estate, Ray Atlee reluctantly heads south for a family meeting. However, the Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray, and, perhaps, someone else."
  • "Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray."@en
  • "Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray."
  • "Ray Atlee, a professor of law at the University of Virginia, is forty-three and newly single. His father, a very sick old man who lives the life of a recluse in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi, was once a beloved and powerful official who towered over local law and politics for many years. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons to Ray to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of the family estate. Ray reluctantly heads south. But the family meeting does not take place. The judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else....."
  • "Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi. He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years. No longer on the bench, the Judge has withdrawn to the Atlee mansion and become a recluse. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate. It is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south, to his hometown, to the place where he grew up, which he prefers now to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators."@en
  • "Still reeling from a recent split with his wife, law professor Ray Atlee is called home by his dying father. The retired judge is anxious to discuss his will and final wishes. The return home also means Ray will have to meet with his brother, Forrest, the black sheep of the family. But unfortunately, the family meeting never takes place, for the judge dies before their arrival. And he leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray ... and perhaps someone else."@en
  • "Ray Atlee is summonsed by his dying father to return home to discuss details of his estate - He arrives home too late and finds that his father has left behind a shocking secret."
  • "Law professor Ray Atlee and his prodigal brother, Forrest, are summoned home to Clanton, Mississippi, by their ailing father to discuss his will. But when Ray arrives the judge is already dead, and the one-page document dividing his meager estate between the two sons seems crystal clear. What it doesn't mention, however, is the small fortune in cash Ray discovers hidden in the old man's house--$3 million he can't account for and doesn't mention to brother Forrest, either."
  • "Judge Atlee, a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi, for nigh on forty year, is sickening to die. A recluse in his sprawling ancestral home, the Judge issues a summons for his two sons to return to discuss his estate. The older Atlee, Ray, is a law professor down in Virginia, newly single from a surprise divorce. The younger Atlee, Forrest, is what you might call the black sheep of the clan. The judge dies before the meeting takes place, and Ray discovers a cool three million dollars in cash in the house, with no explanation of how it got there. Perhaps Ray is not the only one to know the secret."
  • "Ray Atlee is a newly-divorced law professor at the University of Virginia when he and his brother are summoned home to Clanton, Mississippi, by his dying father. Unfortunately, Judge Atlee dies before his sons arrive, leaving the details of his estate unsettled and a secret known only to Ray ... and perhaps someone else."

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