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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He is to be forgiven. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has sumons a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate.

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Oct 30, Fatema rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Summoned by their ailing dad to visit, Ray arrives first to the hometown, to find the man dead in his grsham house, apparently dummons old age. The Judge’s autograph had been authoritative and well known; now it was the vaguely familiar scrawl of a very sick old man. By the time Ray was ten he knew his family had money.


The real horror of last night had been the chance of losing it.

Oct 27, J rated it liked it. Apr 09, Pages. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. There is a small amount of bad language, there are no sex scenes and nothing particularly violent.

He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years. 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.

The Summons

The pain was constant. Beauregard, a man he would hate even in heaven, if by chance they met there. The Abduction Theodore Boone: The summons is a very intriguing Story. The promise of the premise is not fulfilled. We could have him split it with his brother, but, again, that goes against the greed motive, and also, maybe he really does care about his irresponsible brother.

The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the grishham he now prefers to avoid. Check out my John Grisham Shelf! And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi.


The Judge lived alone, spent little on the house, had no bad habits except for his pipe, and he preferred cheap tobacco. A shelter for stray dogs and cats in Ford County. What i don’t understand after reading the book: Filled with excitement, and mystery the summons is a must read for all book lovers. I missed Grisham’s humor and colorful descriptions of southern towns. Getting up at 5 a. For him the house was su,mons with unpleasant memories and each trip back depressed him.

The rest were not. But later reality proves otherwise.

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But the family meeting does grishxm take place. But the old man was dying, he told himself. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate.