Adam Hill is a rookie lawyer at a top Chicago firm. The world is at his feet.
So why does he volunteer to represent a KKK terrorist under threat of execution?
And why is the defendant happy to put his life in a novice’s hands?
The answer lies twenty years in the past, but there are darker, more shocking secrets to be uncovered…
‘A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' – Irish Independent
'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' – Jodi Picoult
'The best thriller writer alive' – Ken Follett
‘John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers’ – Telegraph
‘Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller’ – The Times
‘Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.’ – Daily Record
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‘A giant of the thriller genre’ – TimeOut
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John Grisham is the author of twenty-one previous novels, one work of non-fiction, a collection of short stories, and a novel for young readers. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.