THE RECKONING
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No. 1 bestselling author John Grishams The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet. A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga . . . The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case.-- USA Today October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippis favorite son--a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete's only statement about it--to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family--was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Petes defense attorney tries desperately to save him. Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grishams signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page. Praise for The Reckoning The quest for justice is only the beginning in this Southern family saga. . . . [Grisham] does so much more this time around. --Akron Beacon Journal John Grisham is not only the master of suspense but also an acute observer of the human condition. And these remarkable skills converge in The Reckoning --an original, gripping, penetrating novel that may be his greatest work yet. --David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang -- and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be. --Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

Categories : Policier & Thriller > Policier

  • EAN

    9781984819956

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    582 Pages

  • Longueur

    17.4 cm

  • Largeur

    10.5 cm

  • Poids

    285 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

John Grisham

Né dans l'Arkansas le 8 février 1955, marié et père de deux enfants, John Grisham a commencé sa carrière comme avocat. Passionné d'écriture, il écrivait des romans à ses heures perdues. Son premier roman, "Non coupable" ("A Time to kill"), fut publié par un petit éditeur en 1989. Avec "La Firme", paru en 1991 et vendu à des millions d'exemplaires, il rencontra son premier grand succès. Depuis, "L'Affaire Pélican", "Le Maître du Jeu", "Le Client", "L'Associé", "Le Testament", "L'Engrenage"... ont déclenché le même enthousiasme auprès d'un nombre de lecteurs de plus en plus impressionnant. Mis en place à 2,8 millions d'exemplaires, chacun de ses livres est un véritable événement : à New York, on fait la queue devant les librairies pour se les procurer. Mais cela n'empêche pas l'auteur le plus lu dans le monde de vivre simplement et de déjouer les pièges de la célébrité.

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