The Summons has ratings and reviews. Sammy said: I found this book on CD at my local library. They were having a sale, so I grabbed this CD. The Summons. December 7, Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He’s forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of. Join the John Grisham Mailing List. Sign up to get breaking news, exclusive content and thrilling offers. Please enter a valid email address. By clicking subscribe.

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I’m surprised to see how many readers grisgam disappointed with this book since I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sewanee got two thousand dollars a year, same for the Sons of Confederate Veterans.


I like the book The Testament much better and would recommend Testament over Grisuam. Ray immediately thinks the money is “dirty” because his father could not possibly have made so much money in his career. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. I missed Grisham’s humor and colorful descriptions of southern towns. Deceased father was a well respected judge.

They lived in a mansion. Sick or not, though, Ray knew that he would be present in his father’s study at the appointed time. Sep 27, Pages Buy. Forrest, who soon hrisham, doesn’t want to deal with the arrangements and he leaves it all up to Ray.

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On a shady street in old Atlanta it would be worth over a million dollars, but not in Clanton. Yet Grisham managed to make it exciting and keep one on tense suspense to find out where the gorgeous three millions came from? He has a brother, Forrest, and a father, known to many as Judge Reuben V. Please try again later.

The Summons – John Grisham

Though classified as a thriller, reading “The Summons” left me truly thrilled but only over the fact that I have finally got over with it.

It is Grisham all the way, with a little twist, as this time there was no case in court, no big time law office The Summons is a legal thriller novel by noted American author John Grisham which was released in December The principal asset was the house–an antebellum hand-me-down from the same Atlee who’d fought with General Forrest.

Ice tea with him on the porch would be a refighting of the Civil War, probably at Shiloh, where he would once again lay all blame for the Confederate defeat at the shiny, untouched boots of General Pierre G.

Grisham’s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell.

This one started very well for me. Johh For the Money Grisham, John He saved his money, then he gave it away.


About The Summons 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.

Even so, this isn’t one of his most satisfying books, for while the narrative engages, it never catches fire.

There is a small amount of bad language, there are no sex scenes and nothing particularly violent. But they were always there, just under the surface and popping up with greater frequency It came by mail, regular postage, the old-fashioned way since the Judge was almost eighty and distrusted modern devices.

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In this case we have Harry Rex that has been in the Jake Briggance books. John Grisham is the author of thirty novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers. This article is about a novel. The Judge, however, wanted Ray to take the house and keep it in sumons family.