The Pelican Brief

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The Pelican Brief

By John Grisham

Delta, Paperback, 9780385339704, 387pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2006


In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America learns  that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief... To Darby Shaw it was  no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant  guess. To the Washington establishment it was  political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder intended for her. Going  underground, she finds there is only one person she can  trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak  hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of  Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For somone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.

About the Author
Sid Salter, Starkville, Mississippi, is Chief Communications Officer at Mississippi State University. He has been a Mississippi syndicated political columnist for more than thirty years.

Praise For The Pelican Brief

"Gripping... a genuine page-turner. Grisham  is a skillful craftsman." -- The New  York Times Book Review.

"Grisham  has done it again!" -- Chicago  Tribune.

"A fast-paced thriller...  it's got the unmistakable Grisham style --  conspiracy in high places, evil and innocent lawyers,  assassins and a plot that will keep you reading into  the small hours of the morning." --  The Cincinnati Post.