The Summons



Once Judge Atlee Was A Powerful Figure In Clanton, Mississippi A Pillar Of The Community Who Towered Over Local Law And Politics For Forty Years Now The Judge Is A Shadow Of His Former Self, A Sick, Lonely Old Man Who Has Withdrawn To His Sprawling Ancestral Home Knowing The End Is Near, Judge Atlee Has Issued A Summons For His Two Sons To Return To Clanton To Discuss His Estate Ray Atlee Is The Eldest, A Virginia Law Professor, Newly Single And Still Enduring The Aftershocks Of A Surprise Divorce Forrest Is Ray S Younger Brother, Who Redefines The Notion Of A Family S Black Sheep.The Summons Is Typed By The Judge Himself, On His Handsome Old Stationery, And Gives The Date And Time For Ray And Forrest To Appear In His Study Ray Reluctantly Heads South To His Hometown, To The Place Where He Grew Up And Now Prefers To Avoid But The Family Meeting Does Not Take Place The Judge Dies Too Soon, And In Doing So Leaves Behind A Shocking Secret Known Only To Ray.And Perhaps Someone Else.The Summons

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 373 pages
  • The Summons
  • John Grisham
  • English
  • 27 August 2017
  • 9780440241072

10 thoughts on “The Summons

  1. says:

    Not a very compelling read Good while in the small Southern town, but boring just about everywhere else A disappointment.

  2. says:

    I found this book on CD at my local library They were having a sale, so I grabbed this CD set.This turned out to be a mystery about a son finding 3 million dollars in cash, stashed in boxes, in his deceased father s home Deceased father was a well respected judge.Someone knows that Ray has found this money, and is intimidating him to return it with acts of violence The mystery is solved in th...

  3. says:

    I m surprised to see how many readers were disappointed with this book since I thoroughly enjoyed it Maybe the plot was a bit thin and predictable, but Grisham s writing style is so smooth and easy to read that I was able to consume this book in two sittings It was like I was able to sit down and visit with an old friend Perhaps some other readers confused this familiarity with boredom It all starts when law professor Ray Atlee and his prodigal brother, Forrest, are summoned home by their ailing father to settle his estate But, by the time Ray arrives, his father is already dead The will is simple enough the estate is to be divided equally between the two sons However, Ray discovers something he hadn t planned on 3 million in cash stashed in the father s house It turns out that Ray isn t the o...

  4. says:

    The plot was a bit thin, but well written nonetheless Also a pretty surprising ending.

  5. says:

    Grisham has thrilled in the past, but those days are over, it appears While I appreciated the theme of two brothers conflict over a large inheritance, and the drug addiction part was interesting, I thought I would go mad if Ray Atlee went to one casino or hotel or restaurant or old friend or law office or rich lawyer s yacht or storage unit or private detective ad nauseum Grisham is not his old self I recommend The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, The Clie...

  6. says:

    And Grisham continues his downhill slide, unarrested.Oh for the days of his earlier books, when the plots were intricately woven and I couldn t put the books down You know what I thought when I read this book and King of Torts, and The Broker I thought, OK, JG, we get it that you re a rich boy now, and now you want to explore your rich boy interests in your fiction Single malt whiskey, high stakes gambling, yachts, piloting small aircraft whatever The reader can almost see the author s latest hobby unfold in these three books mentioned The awfulness culminates here though, in The Broker How about some plot instead Half of this ...

  7. says:

    This one s been sitting on my shelf for exactly 3 years and 20 days It s about time I put it on my read shelf I now see why everyone loves John Grisham Man s a genius Such a great book

  8. says:

    The Summons is a little overdramatic, but a great legal thriller heavily immersed in mystery, corruption and family dysfunction.

  9. says:

    Boring Predictable Stupid Read it only if you really hate yourself.

  10. says:

    The plot has a fun premise The paranoia is overplayed.

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