Sycamore Row is a new novel by bestselling author John Grisham. In this novel, Grisham brings back the characters made popular in his first novel, A Time to Kill. Jake Brigance, the lawyer who defended accused murderer Carl Lee Hailey, finds himself once again the center of a notorious trial. This time, however, Jake Brigance is defending the will of Seth Hubbard, an eccentric businessman and the richest man in the area, in favor of Hubbard's black maid. Once again, racial tensions threaten to explode with Brigance stuck in the middle.