Identical to the primary two Jack Brigance novels ‘A Time to Kill’ and ‘Sycamore Row’, ‘A Time for Mercy’ can even be set in Clanton, Mississippi.
The upcoming novel’s blurb reads: “Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Although he is turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her youngsters many occasions earlier than, the police code of silence has at all times shielded him. However one evening he goes too far, leaving Josie for useless on the ground earlier than passing out. Her son, sixteen-year-old Drew, is aware of he solely has this one likelihood to avoid wasting them. He picks up a gun and takes the regulation into his personal palms. In Clanton, Mississippi, there is no such thing as a another hated than a cop killer – however a cop killer’s defence lawyer comes shut. Jake Brigance would not need this unattainable case however he is the one one with sufficient expertise to defend the boy. Because the trial begins, it appears there is just one consequence: the gasoline chamber for Drew. However, because the city of Clanton discovers as soon as once more, when Jake Brigance takes on an unattainable case, something is feasible.”
Writer Oliver Johnson has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights of the brand new e-book. Speaking concerning the new e-book, Johnson, Grisham’s UK editor, mentioned based on The Bookseller, “’A Time for Mercy’ is a really particular e-book for me as a result of it has the identical setting (Clanton, Mississippi) and the identical lawyer hero (Jake Brigance) because the second e-book I ever purchased from John 30 years in the past, the multi-million bestseller ‘A Time to Kill’, the movie adaptation of which launched the profession of Matthew McConaughey… ‘A Time for Mercy’ is excellent courtroom drama and I really feel certain his followers will like it as a lot as I did.”
Revealed by Hodder & Stoughton, ‘A Time for Mercy’ is anticipated to be launched on October 13, 2020.