The sequel to the first Brigance story, A Time to Kill, the pacing, characters and plot is well executed, but its predictable, a quality not associated with Grisham novels. That said, it's difficult not to enjoy the story, which in some ways emulates the first book without duplicating the plot. Here we see Jake's legal career take a turn from criminal prosecution to probate of a total stranger's will. Similar to the first book, racial elements are involved, though this is the only similarity. If you enjoy the Brigance character or Grisham, you'll find this a good read.