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Title:
Cámara de gas
Uniform Title:
Chamber. Spanish
ISBN:
9780307392534
Edition:
1. ed.
Publication Information:
[Barcelona] : Debolsillo, 2008.
Physical Description:
703 pages ; 19 cm.
Summary:
In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time.
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Adam Hall lleva apenas un año en uno de los bufetes más prestigiosos de Chicago cuando se presta voluntario para la defensa del caso más difícil que se haya visto en el ramo. Su futuro cliente no quiere ni a Adam ni a su bufete. Es un racista declarado e impenitente, con un historial repleto de violencia. Se encuentra en el corredor de la muerte por el asesinato de dos niños judíos, en un atentado horrible que tuvo lugar en 1967. ¿Por qué iba a querer a un abogado novato como Adam para que le defienda? ¿Y por qué querrá Adam tan desesperadamente llevar este caso? La respuesta está en el pasado, en un secreto que lleva veinte años enterrado en la sinrazón de otra época. «Irresistible... Poderosa... Cámara de gas hará que los lectores reconsideren a conciencia la pena de muerte.» USA Today


Author Notes

John Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on February 8, 1955. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He was admitted to the bar in Mississippi in 1981 after receiving a law degree from the University of Mississippi, specializing in criminal law. While a lawyer in private practice in Southaven, Mississippi, Grisham served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 until 1990. He left the law and politics to become a full-time author.

His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in 1989. His other novels include The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Appeal, Calico Joe, The Racketeer, Gray Mountain, Rogue Lawyer, The Confession, The Litigators, The Whistler, Camino Island, The Rooster Bar, and the Theodore Boone series. Several of his novels were adapted into films including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas.

(Bowker Author Biography)