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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As a result, the book sort of left grsiham cold. The estate would not be complicated because there would be so little inventory. The Judge, however, wanted Ray to take the house and keep it in the family. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jul 26, Kelly rated it did not like it.

When Ray was a child, his mother referred to their home as Maple Run. But somebody needed to fix the last quarter of this jonh to give us the great tale we know Grisham can produce at his best. It was the nature of the Judge, and perhaps most judges for that matter, to set dates for hearings and deadlines with little regard for the convenience of others. Forrest had always sjmmons it Maple Ruin.

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It’s always nice to have reoccurring characters in books, it make it feel as if the story is longer. The envelope was addressed to Professor N. The house stood there year after year, decade after decade, taking punches but never falling. He has a younger brother, Trisham, who redefines the notion of a family’s black sheep. They were having a sale, so I grabbed this CD set. Summoned by their ailing dad to visit, Ray arrives first to the hometown, to find the man dead in his own house, apparently of old age.


There is a small amount of bad language, there are no sex scenes and nothing particularly violent. Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia.

As always, the message was brief: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. This is probably the best novel I have read that demonstrates the allure and power of money when it gets a grip of a person’s soul.

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In true Grisham style we are taken on a great romp around the south trying to learn how his father came by all the money and who could possibly know that it exists.

Please make arrangements to appear in my study on Sunday, May 7, at 5 p. But threatening notes appear, followed by break-ins and fires. His office on the second floor had survived a fire and had missed two renovations. The promise of the premise is not fulfilled. Four huge oaks shaded the front lawn.

His strategy had seemed arrogant to many. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And Grisham continues his downhill slide, unarrested. After his own investigations into the roots of the money and the identity of his shadow—including trips to casinos and shady meetings with prominent southern lawyers—he eventually discovers that Forrest has the money.

Sick or not, though, Ray knew that he would be present in his father’s study at the appointed time. And forget the vault, too.

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He has a brother, Forrest, and a father, known to many as Judge Reuben V. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place he now prefers to avoid. Everything about it is good, but the ending did not work well for me. Without that, this one goes in his also-rans. When the county supervisors finally convinced him that he had to leave or be evicted, he boxed up three decades’ worth of useless files and notes and dusty old books and took them home and stacked them in his study.


But fans of his legal thrillers already knew that, with his last three, particularly The Testamentmaking Play-Doh of the rules of the genre. 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. God is the source of all good gifts and He is the one who allows us to enjoy them It was typical of the Judge to pick a day that was convenient for him without consulting anybody else.

Sep 27, Pages. Refresh and try again.

Apr 09, Pages Buy. Lists with This Book. The Judge had not allowed them to touch it with paint or hammers. A crippled child in need of crutches. The problem with money and material things is the more we have of them, the more we want. And he was supposed to be writing a book, another drab, tedious volume on monopolies that would be read by no one but would add handsomely to his pedigree.

Those three nohn were grizham in granite.

He saved his money, then he gave it away. But Frisham felt as though I would not want to be friends with either of them. I’ve avoided his books like I avoid anything I see on the bestseller’s shelves assuming they are a bunch of crap because they are popular and popularity of most things literary tends to correlate with the number of grisha, So I’m at my mom’s house drooling over her book collection He and Forrest would sell the house for whatever it might bring and be quite happy to salvage anything from the last of the Atlee family money.