Tuesday, January 5, 2021
A Time for Mercy
Defense. The third novel by John Grisham featuring Clanton, Mississippi lawyer Jake Brigance is titled, A Time for Mercy. The local judge has appointed Jake to defend a teenage boy who shot and killed a popular police officer. Jake doesn’t want to take the case, and this temporary appointment becomes permanent after no one else will defend the young man. The small town expects swift justice and a death penalty sentence, and Jake’s popularity and business activity declines after he takes on the case. Before long, Jake sees the case from another perspective, and he ends up risking his financial security during his defense. Fans of Grisham are those readers most likely to enjoy this legal thriller, full of heart about characters who pop out on the page to settle into our own hearts as we care deeply about what happens to them. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase A Time for Mercy from amazon.com.