The Street Lawyer

The Street Lawyer

By (author) John Grisham

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He gave up the money.  He gave up the power.  Now all he has left is the law. Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm.  One step away from partnership, Michael has it all.  Then, in an instant, it all comes undone. A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices.  When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable.  Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived--and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice. But there's one break Michael can't make: from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives.  Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies.  Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets....

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 106.68 x 175.26 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • 01 Feb 1999
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0440225701
  • 9780440225706
  • 42,880

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John Grisham lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi.  His previous novels are A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and The Partner.

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"Compelling...if there's any justice, The Street Lawyer will be his biggest hit yet." —Entertainment Weekly "An entertaining read with an important theme."—Chicago Sun-Times "The plot surges forward, pulling us along as we turn those pages a mile a minute." –San Francisco Chronicle A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club

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