The Summons has ratings and reviews. Sammy said: I found this book on CD at my local library. They were having a sale, so I grabbed this CD. The Summons. December 7, Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He’s forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of. Join the John Grisham Mailing List. Sign up to get breaking news, exclusive content and thrilling offers. Please enter a valid email address. By clicking subscribe.

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No longer on the bench, the Judge has jon to the Atlee mansion and become a recluse. Go to any college you want. Join the John Grisham Mailing List Sign up to get breaking news, exclusive content and thrilling offers. That is what the Summons is.

The Judge didn’t believe in zip codes either. Half of this book is devoted to the question of “did dad make his money gambling? While at Tulane Ray read a report on judicial compensation, and he was saddened to learn that Mississippi judges were earning fifty-two thousand dollars a year when the national average was ninety-five thousand.

Orders settling will contests, election contests, land disputes, annexation fights. Discover what to read next. Their father is a prominent and powerful figure but has complicated relationships with his sons. He had just been summoned, and as irritating as it was, he had no doubt that he and his brother would drag themselves before His Honor for one more lecture.

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He was also the judge who presides over the trial about the two wills in Sycamore Row. He was overweight, a diabetic, a heavy pipe smoker, had a bad heart that had survived three attacks, and a host of lesser ailments that had tormented him for twenty years and were now iohn closing in for the kill.


tue Please try again later. Shabby ending spoils good first three-fourths of money story There’s much to admire in his newest thriller, particularly his colorful evocation of a Deep South legal setting, his first use of this milieu since his debut novel, A Time to Killand some finely drawn characters. The summons makes you want to rush through the book so you can find out what happend a the end.

He saved his money, then he gave it away. What was that ending? Read it Forward Read it first. The kohn culminates here though, in The Broker. Grisham sinks a hook early with the discovery of three million in cold hard cash by law professor Ray Atlee in his dead father’s house. I give this book a decent four stars because of its surprising characters and powerful sto When I first looked at the book, I first noticed a dull scene of a car driving to infinity as the sun reached the end of the horizon.

I wonder if this was one of his early creative writing attempts that he thought he could possibly dress up and publish? The setup is prime Grisham: The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray.

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There are currently over million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Apr 28, Jlsimon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The old man probably had an unlimited supply of the stationery. In his own way, Ray is just as self-indulgent though he’s a successful law professor. He finds Forrest in a drug rehab compound and confronts him. While the new will subject of the summit meeting included the previously disowned Forrest, the estate was little more than the house without the cache of cash!

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Even so, this isn’t one of his most satisfying books, for while the narrative engages, it never catches fire. Jan 22, Dag Dawit rated it liked it Shelves: The principal asset was the house–an antebellum hand-me-down from the same Atlee who’d fought with General Forrest.

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It might have worked even better if the narrative had been first-person and the main character a little more reflective. I yet have to forgive myself for not giving Grisham the five stars.

For the spring semester he was teaching one section of antitrust. Now he was afraid to leave it I did make a couple of useful observations. Shocked by his fathers death Ray invistigates about the life of his father. I’m not certain what I would do if I acquired that kind of cash, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t act that irrationally.

Mar 26, Susan Stuber rated it did not like it. That is the formula that sells, apparently. Aug 30, Richard rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed it a great deal.

On a shady street in old Atlanta it would be worth over a million dollars, but not in Clanton. The Summons is a legal thriller novel by noted American author John Grisham which was released in December The summons is a very intriguing Story. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I found this book on CD at my local library. What fun is that? Jan 30, John Conrad rated it it was ok Recommends it for: He certainly couldn’t afford the financial black hole of maintaining an estate that ought to be bulldozed. The idea that someone is watching you that closely is frightening. Forrest had always called it Maple Ruin.