Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire and one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His heirs, to no one’s surprise – especially Troy’s – are circling like vultures. Nate O’Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who’s lived too hard, too fast, for too long. His second marriage is in shambles, he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humor. Returning to the real world is always difficult, but this time it’s going to be murder.
A Time To Kill
There are crimes of race and creed and colour. And so when the people outside of Clanton hear that a black man has killed two whites who raped his ten year old daughter, the town is filled with an angry mob determined to tear down, burn and destroy anything and everyone that opposes them. And there are cases that can make or break the career of a young lawyer and such a case is the defence of Carl Lee Hailey to Jake Brigance. In the maelstrom that has become Clanton he’ll do anything to defend his client his case and, ultimately, his life and the lives of his family.
Two great reads in one book by John Grisham.