A Time for Mercy

A Time for Mercy

Jake Brigance, the protagonist of A Time to Kill, John Grisham’s classic legal thriller is back. This time he's at the epicenter of a sensational murder trial that bitterly divides the citizens of Clanton, Mississippi.

A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. It established Jake as a classic American hero—a lawyer who seeks truth and justice at all costs, even when his life and reputation are on the line.

Brigance returned in 2013’s Sycamore Row, in which he once again found himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial.

Now, in A Time for Mercy, Jake is the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance sees it another way. Once he learns the details of the case, he realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew—who is sixteen. Jake’s commitment to the truth puts his career and the safety of his family at risk.

Filled with all the courtroom machinations, small-town intrigues, and plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy emphatically confirms John Grisham's reputation as America's favorite storyteller.

There is a time to kill, a time for justice, and A TIME FOR MERCY.

Title:A Time for Mercy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385545969
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    A Time for Mercy Reviews

  • Mandy White

    Absolutely Sensational! A Time For Mercy is John Grisham at his best! It is an old school legal thriller, just like A Time to Kill and I could not get enough or get the story out of my mind. It took m...

  • Carolyn

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. This book had a powerful beginning. There was immediate tension, dread, and suspense. John Grisham is a popular master of court drama and knows and explains the intricacies...

  • Horace Derwent

    oh, shit! finally…if you're a Grisham fan, then you must read his Brigance first...

  • Monnie

    The law works in mysterious ways - at least in small-town Mississippi courtrooms in 1990. And they're laid out here for all to read and enjoy as local attorney Jake Brigance takes on two very differen...

  • Amiee

    Grisham is my auto read/buy list. I don’t always like them but I do love the Brigance trilogy. This one was a slow burn tense read that ended up being really satisfying....

  • Cyndi

    I’m a huge John Grisham fan so I was delighted to have received this ARC starring Jake Brigance of A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row fame. Grisham’s writing has a fluidity to it that always makes hi...

  • Marisa

    John Grisham never disappoints when he writes from the court room. Everyone’s favorite lawyer Jake Brigance returns with a heart breaking story. Coming off of a big win that not everyone agreed with...

  • Susan Bray DeLong

    Most readers love John Grisham books. The first novel, A Time to Kill, set in the Deep South, featured Jake Brigance, the feisty young lawyer who bravely took on a case where a grieving black father k...

  • Stephanie

    John Grisham’s book A Time To Kill introduced attorney Jake Brigance, later made into a pretty good movie with Matthew McConaughey perfectly cast as Jake. In 2013, Jake returned in Sycamore Row, whe...

  • Kim McGee

    3 1/2 starsJake is back this time defending a sixteen year old boy accused of killing a cop. The sixteen year old and his fourteen year old sister witnessed the brutal beating and near death of their ...