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A Time For Mercy by John Grisham

Title A Time for Mercy
Author John Grisham
Publisher Doubleday
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780385545976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful." Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

A Time For Mercy by John Grisham

Title A Time for Mercy
Author John Grisham
Publisher Random House Large Print
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 450
ISBN 0593168593
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Jake Brigance, the protagonist of A Time to Kill, John Grisham's classic legal thriller is back. This time he's at the epicenter of a sensational murder trial that bitterly divides the citizens of Clanton, Mississippi. A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. It established Jake as a classic American hero--a lawyer who seeks truth and justice at all costs, even when his life and reputation are on the line. Brigance returned in 2013's Sycamore Row, in which he once again found himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial. Now, in A Time for Mercy, Jake is the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance sees it another way. Once he learns the details of the case, he realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew--who is sixteen. Jake's commitment to the truth puts his career and the safety of his family at risk. Filled with all the courtroom machinations, small-town intrigues, and plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy emphatically confirms John Grisham's reputation as America's favorite storyteller. There is a time to kill, a time for justice, and A TIME FOR MERCY.

Ford County by John Grisham

Title Ford County
Author John Grisham
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 2010
Category Legal stories
Total Pages 340
ISBN 9780440296447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Grisham returns with this seven short stories, all set in Ford Count, Mississipi, which is the location of his first novel, 'A Time to Kill'.

A Time To Kill by John Grisham

Title A Time to Kill
Author John Grisham
Publisher Dell
Release Date 2010-03-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 672
ISBN 9780307576132
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the legal thriller probes the savage depths of racial violence in this searing courtroom drama featuring the beloved Jake Brigance. “John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer The life of a ten-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless white men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime—until the girl’s father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life—and then his own. Don’t miss any of John Grisham’s gripping Jake Brigance novels: A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY (Coming Soon)

The Guardians by John Grisham

Title The Guardians
Author John Grisham
Publisher Dell
Release Date 2019-10-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780385544191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this instant #1 New York Times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist. “Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”—Associated Press In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

Title The Second Sleep
Author Robert Harris
Publisher Random House Canada
Release Date 2019-10-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780735275140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the international bestselling author of Fatherland and Munich, a gripping mystery and a fascinating cautionary tale. "All civilizations consider themselves invulnerable; history warns us that none is." 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote English village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes--about himself, his faith and the history of his world--is tested to destruction.

The Summons by John Grisham

Title The Summons
Author John Grisham
Publisher Dell Publishing Company
Release Date 2012-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 373
ISBN 9780345531988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Bleachers by John Grisham

Title Bleachers
Author John Grisham
Publisher Dell
Release Date 2011-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 229
ISBN 9780345532039
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents a novel about high school football in a small Texas town, a place in which football has become a religion.

1st Case by James Patterson

Title 1st Case
Author James Patterson
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2020-07-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780316418195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Genius programmer Angela Hoot has always been at the top of her class. Now she's at the bottom of the FBI food chain -- until her first case threatens everyone around her. Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt end when she uses her hacking skills on another student's computer. Yet her mentor, Eve Abajian, arranges a new beginning for her -- as an intern in FBI's Boston field office. Her new supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Keats, one of only two agents in the Northeast to make his rank before the age of thirty, sees in Angela a fellow prodigy. But Angela's skills come with a natural curiosity, which is also a dangerous liability. With little training, Angela is quickly plunged into a tough case: tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer. When Keats tells her to "watch and listen," Angela's mind kicks into overdrive. The obsessive thinking that earned her As on campus can prove fatal in the field.

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Title A Mercy
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Vintage Canada
Release Date 2009-08-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780307373076
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A powerful tragedy distilled into a small masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader in 1680s United States, when the slave trade is still in its infancy. Reluctantly he takes a small slave girl in part payment from a plantation owner for a bad debt. Feeling rejected by her slave mother, 14-year-old Florens can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives . . . At the novel's heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter – a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.

Shakeup by Stuart Woods

Title Shakeup
Author Stuart Woods
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-10-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780593188347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stone Barrington must track down an enemy intent on disturbing law and order in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Upon returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington is looking forward to some normalcy with the leading lady in his life. But when a grisly crime arrives on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help, Stone realizes peace and quiet are no longer an option. As it turns out, the mastermind behind the malfeasance rocking New York City and the nation's capital wields a heavy hand of influence. And when Stone is unable to recruit those closest to the case to his side, he is left with few leads and a handful of dead-ends. But with the help of important people in high places--and the expertise of alluring new friends--Stone is more than ready to rise to the occasion.

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly

Title Fair Warning
Author Michael Connelly
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2020-05-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780316539432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar—until now. Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. Jack investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets. Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target, and he's ready to strike. Terrifying and unputdownable, Fair Warning shows once again why "Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers" (Chicago Sun-Times).

The Upswing by Robert D. Putnam

Title The Upswing
Author Robert D. Putnam
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category History
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781982129149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An eminent political scientist’s brilliant analysis of economic, social, and political trends over the past century demonstrating how we have gone from an individualistic “I” society to a more communitarian “We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a stronger, more unified nation—from the author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids. Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarization; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private narcissism—Americans today seem to agree on only one thing: This is the worst of times. But we’ve been here before. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, America was highly individualistic, starkly unequal, fiercely polarized, and deeply fragmented, just as it is today. However as the twentieth century opened, America became—slowly, unevenly, but steadily—more egalitarian, more cooperative, more generous; a society on the upswing, more focused on our responsibilities to one another and less focused on our narrower self-interest. Sometime during the 1960s, however, these trends reversed, leaving us in today’s disarray. In a sweeping overview of more than a century of history, drawing on his inimitable combination of statistical analysis and storytelling, Robert Putnam analyzes a remarkable confluence of trends that brought us from an “I” society to a “We” society and then back again. He draws inspiring lessons for our time from an earlier era, when a dedicated group of reformers righted the ship, putting us on a path to becoming a society once again based on community. Engaging, revelatory, and timely, this is Putnam’s most ambitious work yet, a fitting capstone to a brilliant career.

Title The Book of Unconformities
Author Hugh Raffles
Publisher Pantheon
Release Date 2020-08-25
Category Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780804198011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of the acclaimed Insectopedia, a powerful exploration of loss, endurance, and the absences that permeate the present When Hugh Raffles’s two sisters died suddenly within a few weeks of each other, he reached for rocks, stones, and other seemingly solid objects as anchors in a world unmoored, as ways to make sense of these events through stories far larger than his own. A moving, profound, and affirming meditation, The Book of Unconformities is grounded in stories of stones: Neolithic stone circles, Icelandic lava, mica from a Nazi concentration camp, petrified whale blubber in Svalbard, the marble prized by Manhattan’s Lenape, and a huge Greenlandic meteorite that arrived with six Inuit adventurers in the exuberant but fractious New York City of 1897. As Raffles follows these fundamental objects, unearthing the events they’ve engendered, he finds them losing their solidity and becoming as capricious, indifferent, and willful as time itself.

Now Is The Time For Mercy by George W. Kosicki

Title Now Is the Time for Mercy
Author George W. Kosicki
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category Religion
Total Pages 122
ISBN 1596142324
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Title Night Broken
Author Patricia Briggs
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-03-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101638835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as “one of the best” (Library Journal). Now Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest—one that brings a danger unlike anything she’s ever known. When her mate’s ex-wife storms back into their lives, Mercy knows something isn’t right. Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions—she wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning the pack against Mercy. Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. As the bodies start piling up, she must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Mercy 6 by David Bajo

Title Mercy 6
Author David Bajo
Publisher Unbridled Books
Release Date 2014-09-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781609531102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Mercy 6, David Bajo’s courageous new medical thriller, four people collapse dead in the same instant within a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital. Dr. Mendenhall, the woman who is head of the emergency room, isn't convinced the cause of death is a contagion. But it's in the interests of the hospital administrators — and of the world at large — for people to think that it is. If the world knew the truth there could only be widespread panic. The hospital is immediately locked down. Information is suddenly being strictly controlled. Government troops encircle the hospital to enforce the quarantine, and other bodies arrive in ER. Working with an ally in pathology and a colleague outside the hospital, Mendenhall develops her understanding that what has taken these lives has global implications . . . and whatever it is, it’s not a virus.

Have Mercy by N. E. Henderson

Title Have Mercy
Author N. E. Henderson
Publisher N. E. Henderson
Release Date 2019-05-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 394
ISBN 9781948539098
Language English, Spanish, and French
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He was left with a resentful heart. She never shared the savage truth. But when the shocking facts cry foul, can passion still run hot? Rockstar Jamie Hart’s soul is an open wound. Finally holding the papers to end his toxic marriage, he’s shocked when his childhood sweetheart walks back into his world for another twist of the knife. And when he discovers she was kidnapped long ago and gave birth to a son he never knew about, he’s desperate to make up for eighteen years of lost love. FBI agent Jenna Thomas can barely figure out how to explain her life. Abducted at seventeen and beaten within inches of her life, she’s now a strong single mother driven to slam human traffickers behind bars. And after discovering her former flame knows everything, she can’t shake the distant memory of his fingers exploring her body. Emotionally confused but excited to indulge in his long-concealed craving for her, Jamie sees red when he learns his only soulmate has become close with her reformed captor. But Jenna’s dark history and street-crime training are their only hope when someone else goes missing. Can they save a life and reclaim their stolen harmony? Have Mercy is a provocative standalone romantic suspense novel. If you like steamy dialogue, jaw-dropping secrets, and battered heroes, then you’ll adore N. E. Henderson’s gripping second-chance love. Buy Have Mercy to beat the darkness inside today!

The Office Of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Title The Office of Mercy
Author Ariel Djanikian
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2013-02-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781101606100
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A thrilling debut of a postapocalyptic world for fans of The Hunger Games Weaving philosophy and science together into a riveting, dystopian story of love and adventure, The Office of Mercy illuminates an all-too-real future imagined by a phenomenal new voice in fiction. Twenty-four-year-old Natasha Wiley lives in America-Five—a high-tech, underground, utopian settlement where hunger and money do not exist, everyone has a job, and all basic needs are met. But when her mentor and colleague, Jeffrey, selects her to join a special team to venture Outside for the first time, Natasha’s allegiances to home, society, and above all to Jeffrey are tested. She is forced to make a choice that may put the people she loves most in grave danger and change the world as she knows it. The Office of Mercy is speculative fiction at its best with a deeply imagined, lush world, high-stakes adventure, and romance that will thrill fans of Suzanne Collins, Margaret Atwood, Justin Cronin, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Title Sycamore Row
Author John Grisham
Publisher Dell
Release Date 2014
Category Fiction
Total Pages 642
ISBN 9780345543240
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a wealthy man hangs himself and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.