Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his most suspenseful thriller yet.
America's greatest storyteller brings us a new masterpiece of legal courage and gripping suspense - and his finest heroine since The Pelican Brief.
Donovan Gray is ruthless and fearless.
Just the kind of lawyer you need, deep in small-town Appalachia.
Samantha Kofer is a world away from her former life at New York's biggest law firm. If she is going to survive in coal country, she needs to start learning fast.
Because as Donovan knows only too well, the mountains have their own laws. And standing up for the truth means putting your life on the line . . .
All the thrilling suspense and supple plotline that we have come to expect of this master storyteller . . . Coal mining in Gray Mountain is as villainous an industry as insurance companies are in Grisham's The Rainmaker and law firms are in The Firm . . . Like all Grisham novels, however, the politics of the book is secondary to the seamless page-turning ride that makes them such enjoyable reads - Huffington Post
An important new novel . . . Grisham's work - always superior entertainment - is evolving into something more serious, more powerful, more worthy of his exceptional talent - Washington Post
A giant of the thriller genre - Time Out
Leaves one eager for more - Spectator
John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers - Telegraph
A lion of the literary genre - Chicago Sun-Times
The best thriller writer alive - Ken Follett
Grisham is a natural storyteller - Telegraph
Beginning with The Firm in 1991, John Grisham has published at least one #1 bestseller every year. His books have been translated into 45 languages and have sold over 350 million copies worldwide. Ten have been adapted to film, including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and A Time To Kill. His Theodore Boone series for young readers is now in development at Netflix. An avid sports fan, he has written two novels about football, one about baseball, and in 2021 he published Sooley, a story set in the world of college basketball. His lone work of non-fiction, The Innocent Man, was adapted into a six-part Netflix docuseries.
He is the two-time winner of the Harper Lee Prize For Legal Fiction and was distinguished with the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award For Fiction.
When he's not writing, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project and Centurion Ministries, two national organizations dedicated to exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted. Much of his recent fiction explores deep-seated problems in our criminal justice systems.
A graduate of Mississippi State University and Ole Miss Law School, he lives on a farm in central Virginia, around the corner from the youth baseball complex he built in 1996. He still serves as its Commissioner.