The Street Lawyer
John Grisham (Author)
DescriptionMichael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience.
But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.
The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer.
And a thief.
April 26, 2005
5.28 X 0.85 X 8.1 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author
John Grisham is the author of Skipping Christmas, The Summons, A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill. He lives with his family in Mississippi and Virginia.
"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