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Grisham, John.
New York : Dell, 1989.
ISBN 0385470819
In a small town named Clanton, Mississippi, a ten year old girl's life is destroyed. Two drunken young men, Billy Ray Cobb and Pete Willard, have emotionally and physically scarred her for life. In other words, they raped her. Her furious father, Carl Lee Hailey, makes the boys pay for what they have done the only way he knows how. He kills them with an assault rifle that he acquired illegally. He fought in Vietnam and knows how to kill a man. He kills these two like a professional. (Read from page 72). A young but skilled lawyer, Jake Brigance, steps forward to defend Carl Lee in court. To find out what happens to Jake and Carl Lee, read A TIME TO KILL by John Grisham. (Jeff L., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire)
SUBJECTS:     Homicide -- Fiction
                        Trials (Homicide) -- Fiction
                        Mississippi -- Fiction
                        Legal stories


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