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The Street Lawyer

A Novel

John Grisham


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Michael 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.

Praise For The Street Lawyer: A Novel

"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

Doubleday, 9780385490993, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 1998

About the Author

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.