By John Grisham
Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440245940, 676pp.
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In Chicago's top law firm, a young lawyer stands on the brink of a brilliant career. Now twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. Cayhall has run out of chances except for one: a determined lawyer who just happens to be his grandson.
While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather, and while 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.
“Totally hypnotic . . . scenes unfold and unfold and you can’t stop reading.”—The Washington Post
“A dark and thoughtful tale pulsing with moral uncertainties . . . Grisham is at his best.”—People
“The Chamber does grab hold and it doesn’t let go.”—The Boston Globe
“Compelling . . . powerful.”—USA Today