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ISBN: 0440241073 / ISBN-13: 9780440241072

The Summons


Ray Atlee, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, is forty-three and newly single. His father, a very sick old man who lives the life of a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
Jerry C

Grisham's Best

by Jerry C on Mar 20, 2014

This may be the best book by this well known author. The story returns to Clanton, MS and picks up on old characters he has used in past novels. Pace and timing of the narrative are super. HIghley recommend More


Good Grisham

by SeldomSeen on Feb 27, 2009

John Grisham?s forte has always been creating sympathetic yet flawed characters. He returns to form in The Summons. Ray Atlee is a decent enough law professor recently wronged in a divorce--moderately successful if not deliriously happy. When he returns home (summoned) he finds his father deceased ... More


brotherly love

by readersreader on Jul 18, 2008

Ray Atlee is the good son of retired Judge Atlee, and an attorney in his own right--now a law professor in Virginia. Forrest Atlee is the black sheep of the family; heavy into all kinds of drugs and boose. Judge Atlee has disowned them both; Forrest for his life style, and Ray because he wouldn't enter ... More


excellent story

by Eleanor on Apr 3, 2007

I loved this book. I looked forward to reading each day. It keeps you wondering what will happen right throughout. Excellent writing . One of Grisham's best More

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