He was supposed to be having fun with his friends, not playing detective and stalking a serial killer.
Theodore Boone - teenage lawyer and courtroom hero - is on a class trip seeing the sights of the capital city. But he hadn't counted on seeing the most wanted man in the history of his home town, Strattenberg.
Suddenly Theo is caught in the hunt for an accused murderer, alongside the FBI. Theo knows he's getting in deep - and things could become even more dangerous. Because if this case goes back to court, it will be down to him.
Will justice finally be done . . . or will the killer's criminal allies be out for revenge?
What readers are saying about THEODORE BOONE: THE FUGITIVE
'Suspense, curiosity and, bravery, this book is packed with them' - 5 stars
'Loved this book' - 5 stars
'A great read for all ages' - 5 stars
'Awesome book - loved it' - 5 stars
'Excellent John Grisham book - not only for children!' - 5 stars
John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a
professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole
Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury
litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing
testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a
novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.
His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.
Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, seven kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated
into 45 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you.
Nobody does legal fiction better.
Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.
The New York Times
Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.
A master of his craft.