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 recognized it immediately since such envelopes had been a part of his life for as long as he could remember. But, he has to do something with it.

He’s forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place he now prefers to avoid. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. There is a small amount of bad language, there are no sex scenes and nothing particularly violent. When Ray was a child, his mother referred to their home as Maple Run.

He might be forced to keep it himself. The summons is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study.

Yet, ironically, the more things we have, the more stressed we feel as we are compelled to think about them.

The Summons is a legal thriller novel by noted American author John Grisham which was released in December The last worker had been Irene the maid. Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia.

No murder, no major tragedy; the death of the father was expected after all. Please try again later. About The Summons Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi—a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years.


Ray and brother Forrest have a history of conflicts.


But later reality proves otherwise. 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.

It’s always nice to have reoccurring characters in books, it make it feel as if the story is longer. An all-star team traveling to a state tournament.

Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. By the time Ray was ten he knew his family had money.

In the past few weeks he had become more curious about how much things cost, about what the money could buy, about how it could grow if invested conservatively, or aggressively.

View all 23 comments. Never mind that it’s only “thematic”, I was really hoping there were more pages, at least an epilogue in The Summons. Read it Forward Read it first. The Judge had not allowed them to touch it with paint or hammers. Deceased father was a well respected judge. Give him a break. Murder and Injustice in a Small Town The grass will always be greener and we will just become more and more dissatisfied with what we have. The Summons by John Grishom novel – audible It was while listening to Sycamore Row that I recognized some of the same names of the characters because my daughter and I were listening to The Summons on our travels.

The Summons – Wikipedia

Now he was afraid to leave it He is known to all as Judge Atlee, a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and aummons for forty years. It took three years to get him out of the courthouse. Sitting on the concrete floor with three million dollars strewn around him, he finally admitted how important the money had become.

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. The distinctive signature had shrunk and looked unsteady. Grisham sinks a hook early with the discovery of three million in Shabby ending spoils good first three-fourths of money story And at least twice a year the oaks would lose a branch that would fall and crash somewhere onto the house, where it might or might not johm removed.


He pecked out his letters with both index fingers, one feeble key at a time, hunched over his old Underwood manual on a rolltop desk under the portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest. For years it had been emblazoned across orders and decrees that had changed countless lives.

It sat in the middle of five neglected acres three blocks off the town square.

Mar 26, Susan Stuber rated it did not like it. He was living life for himself, not for the benefit of his father or the family’s glorious past. He saved his money, then he gave it away. And perhaps someone else. Maybe not full of action and court cases but nevertheless plenty of intrigue and mystery. I was being selfish In a way, asking for more, I failed to dwell on the most important part of the book: Should the lawyer declare it to the IRS and lose half in taxes, as the law requires, or quietly split it with his no-good, loser, drug-addict brother who would probably use it to overdose, or should he just stuff it into the trunk of his car and keep quiet?

The Summons

The Summons is also shocking “usually on a good night he would win a couple thousand dollars”. Those three gifts were carved in granite. A voice ‘never heard before’ He claimed joh had too much work to do, and, more important, the people knew him well and if they wanted to reelect him then they would do so.