u003cbu003e#1 u003ciu003eNEW YORK TIMESu003c/iu003e BEST SELLER * Jake Brigance is back! The hero of u003ciu003eA Time to Kill,u003c/iu003e one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that u003ciu003eThe New York Timesu003c/iu003e says is "riveting" and "suspenseful."u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake's fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham's storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and--most of all--heart.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, u003ciu003eA Time for Mercyu003c/iu003e is John Grisham's most powerful courtroom drama yet.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes u003ciu003eA Time for Mercyu003c/iu003e.