Doubleday, 2002. FIRST EDITION, first printing, 1-10 numberline. Book immaculate. Original illustrated dust jacket, not price-clipped, no wear or tear, some waveness to very thick embossed paper cover. After 2 years, and the critically acclaimed, "A Painted House", Grisham is back with another legal thriller. The Summons tells the story of Ray Atlee, a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's forty-three and still getting over a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of "Black Sheep". His father is a very sick old man and has been a very powerful judge in Mississippi. With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons for both his sons to come home to discuss the details of the estate. The Judge dies to soon, and in doing so leaves behing a shocking secret known only to Ray. And maybe someone else. Overall a very fine copy. 341 pages.