The Street Lawyer

The Street Lawyer


By (author) John Grisham

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 438 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 23 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0440245958
  • ISBN 13: 9780440245957
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 394,952

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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's 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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Author information

John Grisham has written twenty-two novels, including "The Confession," which is available in October 2010. He has also written a fiction collection, "Ford County: Stories;" a work of nonfiction, "The Innocent Man;" and a children's book, "Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer." He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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"Compelling . . . another timely tale from John Grisham."--"Chicago Tribune" "The plot surges forward, pulling us along as we turn those pages a mile a minute."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "An entertaining read . . . The story unfolds in breakneck fashion with those wonderful pages-long passages of taut Grisham dialogue."--"Chicago Sun-Times" "Powerful."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch"