We’ve recommended John Grisham’s work before, as a whole, in no small part due to his focus upon aspects of criminal defense in death penalty matters. See, “Book Recommendation: John Grisham’s Novels on Death Row and Capital Punishment.”
This fall, Mr. Grisham has released another novel, the third in his Jake Brigance series (as played by Matthew McConaughey in the movie version of Grisham’s first book, A Time to Kill).
It’s entitled A Time for Mercy, and it’s a recommended read.
The story deals with death penalty defense – and spans a time frame from the initial killing through arrest and trial to jury verdict.
A theme running through the book is something dovetailing one of Terry’s passions: spotlighting the realities of financial support in indigent capital case defense. In A Time for Mercy, the defense lawyer is not only facing of criticism and ridicule because of the case, but he’s got financial woes as an added burden while he has the fiscall responsibilities of defending a death penalty case where the client is indigent.
It’s another good read from John Grisham, and a welcomed respite in these turbulent times.
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