The Summons - 1st ed. - UK Arrow Books 2002 - 341
Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the university of Virginia. He's forty-three, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississipps. He is known to all as Judge Atlee,a beloved and powerful official who has towered over local law and politics for forty years. No longer on the bench, the judge has withdrawn to the Atlee mansion and become a recluse.