• The story starts when Mark and his little brother are secretly smoking in the woods near their home. Suddenly they hear a car. The car stops and the driver gets out, fastens a hose to the exhaust pipe and gets back in his car: he wants to commit suicide. Mark removes the hose twice, but the third time the man notices him and grabs him into his car.
• The Man is named Jerome Clifford, but all his friends called him Romey. Romey says that now Mark is in the car, they have to die both. During a long conversation he tells Mark where the body of the senator is, killed by Barry Muldano. After a while Mark manages to get out of the car, because Romey is very under the influence of alcohol and medicines. After that, Romey gets out of the car and shoots himself. Mark and Rickey rush home. Ricky is in state of a shock and Mark calls 911. Ricky is taken to a hospital, and a police officer listens to the story of Mark. He doesnt quite believe Marks explanation of events
• Later, the FBI finds fingerprints of Mark all over the car. They repress him so much that he feels cornered and tries to get a lawyer. That lawyer becomes Reggie Love. After a while he begins to trust her, and he tells her some parts of the real story. The case of Barry Muldano is very actual and almost the following day his photo is in all the papers.
• Barry Muldano hires men to threaten the Sway family. They burn the Sways trailer and threat Mark with a nife. It works, Mark understands that he can better keep the secret. The FBI wants Mark to speak and summoned him. If he didnt speak he could get punished, so he was arrested. He was locked up in a cell - mainly for his own safety. The FBI, Reggie Love and Harry Roosevelt (the judge of the case) worked out a plan. If Mark told the truth, they give him an other identity, a lot of money and a one-way ticket to a place somewhere else in the USA.
• Meanwhile, Mark escaped. He pretends to have a shock too, and they took him to the St. Peters hospital, where he knows the way. He called Reggie and together they went to New Orleans, to find out the body was there. But when they arrive at Romeys home, (the body is burried there) they remark that the men of Muldano are looking for the body too. They succeed in chasing away the man, but they know they have to handle quick. Mark decides to tell everything. The following day he gets protection of the FBI and Reggie tells the FBI where they can find the body. At that moment Mark, his brother and mother are flying to Phoenix
• John Ray Grisham, Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American lawyer and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers.• John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending John Grisham the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981 and practiced criminal law for about a decade. He also served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. He began writing his first novel, A Time To Kill,in 1984, and it was published in June 1989.• As of 2008, his books had sold over 250 million copies worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, the others being Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling.• Grishams first best seller was The Firm. Released in 1991, it sold more than seven million copies. The book was later adapted into a feature film in 1993, and a TV series in 2012 which "continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel."  Eight of his other novels have also been adapted into films: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill. His books have been translated into 29 languages and published worldwide.