6 Jun 2018

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Book Review / The Chamber by John Grisham


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.

Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison:

Sam Cayhall is 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 one: 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. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets -- including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall's life... or cost Adam his.

Published:     2005
Publisher:  Doubleday

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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone

Source:  Owned


The one thing I am rediscovering that I absolutely love about John Grisham is that he has the writing power to make me thing.  In every single book I have read so far there has always been a issue, whether moral or something else, that has made me thing for hours if not days after finishing the book.  This book was no exception to that.   There are so many aspects to think about, some of which I won't be able to tell you about as that would spoil but what I can say is you have this klansman who is on death row for murder in respect of a bombing and you have a lawyer who wants to defend that person.  Why would someone want to do that?  He has his reasons, that's for sure, but it was certainly interesting to follow Adam and watch what he does. 

This book was written so beautifully that even I had was hoping that things all worked out for the best for Sam, despite what he had done.  After finishing the book, I am glad about the decisions that were made at the end of the book and completely agree about it.