John Grisham is an American author of crime thrillers, whose best known works include The Firm, A Time to Kill and The Pelican Brief. Grisham studied law at the University of Mississippi, becoming an attorney and winning election to the House of Representatives in 1984. His legal and political background informed his fiction writing, with his debut novel, A Time to Kill, springing out of a real-life encounter that Grisham had with a twelve year old courtroom witness. His breakthrough came in 1991 with the publication of The Firm, which remained on the New York Times bestseller lists for 47 weeks and spawned a hit Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise. Subsequent books have occasionally departed from the legal template but most continue to be set in the Southern states of America. In 2010 Grisham branched out into children’s fiction with the Theodore Boone series, featuring the eponymous thirteen year old legal obsessive.
Seventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleyman comes from a village in South Sudan, a war-torn country where one third of the population is a refugee. His great love is basketball: his prodigious leap and lightning speed make him an exceptional player. And it may also bring him his big chance: he has been noticed by a coach taking a youth team to the United States.
The bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Bruce Cable returns in this compelling follow-up to Grisham’s bestselling Camino Island, featuring a devastating hurricane and a brutal, unexplained murder.
The Theodore Boone Books in Order
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