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after Grisham completed A TIME TO KILL, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to THE FIRM to Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot Samich 2 property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, THE FIRM became the best-selling novel of 1991. The successes of THE PELICAN BRIEF, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and THE CLIENT, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. 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 time around, it was a bestseller. Since first publishing A TIME TO KILL in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are THE CHAMBER THE RAINMAKER, THE RUNAWAY JURY, THE PARTNER, and THE STREET LAWYER), and all of them have bestsellers, leading Publishers Weekly to declare him “the best-selling novelist of the 90s” in a January 1998 profile. They’re currently over 60 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Six of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, and The Chamber), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. Grisham lives with his wife of 16 years, Renee, and their children, Ty, 14, and Shea, 12.

The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a 67 acre farm in Mississippi and a 204 acre plantation near Charlottesville, VA Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 return, after a five-year hiatus, to the courtroom. He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full-time writer: representing the family of a railroad brakeman when he was pinned between two cars. Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books’ protagonists, successfully argued his clients’ case, earning them a jury award $683,500 — the biggest verdict of his career. When he’s not writing, Grisham devotes time to charitable causes including taking mission trips with his church group. He also keeps up with his

greatest passion: baseball. The man who dreamed of being a professional baseball player now serves as the local League commissioner. The six billfolds he built on his property have played host to over 350 kids on 26 Little League teams. In the corridors of Chicago’s top law firm twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death row killer and an impossible case. While in a maximum security unit of a Mississippi state prison sits Sam Cayhall a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances–except for the young liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson. While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters

gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes to save his client and his grandfather. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets including one secret that could save Sam Cayhall’s life–or cost Adam his. . The Chamber expo0lres the judicial system of the United States of America and how it deals with the death penalty. In this book John Grisham shows how corrupt and easily influenced the system really is. John Grisham believes that the death penalty is a good way to handle the country’s filth and horrible people here in America. He makes comments in his reviews and even in his books that state that the death penalty is a system that is on the right track but just needs to be reformed. The jails are getting to overcrowd to house

all the inmates safely. Grisham states that the appeal process should be cut down to a lesser amount of appeals. The system takes entirely too long for the countries own good. I have drawn the conclusion that Grisham believes the process takes too long to happen and that the courts should enforce the penalties sooner and without the ongoing delays that we have to stumble through now. All of John Grisham’s books deal with the topic of the United States Court system and the many aspects of it. There have been many comparisons of crime rates of death penalty states to non- death penalty states. These clearly show that the death penalty has no effect on the deteration of crime. The homicide Samich 3 rates in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois rise and fall along with Wisconsin. Michigan,