A TIME TO KILL
The main character in this book is Carl Lee Hailey, whose
ten-year-old daughter was beaten and raped by two men, Billy Ray Cobb and Pete Willard. Since Jake, a
lawyer, had won a black murder trial for Carl Lee's brother, Carl Lee hired him and thought about killing Cobb
and Willard. Jake had been a lawyer for three previous black murder trials and had won all of them. Carl Lee,
having a lot of confidence in Jake, decided to kill Cobb and Willard and leave the rest up to Jake. One day as
the two men were leaving the courtroom, Carl Lee shot and killed them both. Carl Lee was charged with the
murders of Cobb and Willard and was set to go to trial.