Bestselling author John Grisham serves up another compelling courtroom drama about a young lawyer coming to terms with his family's destructive past. Chris O'Donnell is a Chicago-based attorney on the rise who returns to his Mississippi hometown on the eve of his grandfather's execution. Gene Hackman plays the old man accused of murdering two Jewish children during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. O'Donnell starts out thinking he might be able to save Hackman, but the more he digs into the past themore he is forced to face his family's disturbing heritage of racism. Faye Dunaway costars in this riveting drama.