The Street Lawyer
By John Grisham
(Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440245957, 448pp.)
Publication Date: November 23, 2010
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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.
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.
“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