The Street Lawyer

by John Grisham

Random House Publishing Group | March 16, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Street Lawyer is rated 3.8182 out of 5 by 11.
He gave up the money.  He gave up the power.  Now all he has left is the law.

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 is 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....

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 16, 2010

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0307576086

ISBN - 13: 9780307576088

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good Read. When starting this book i found that the plot wasn't as captivating as John Grisham's other books. Althougth the plot wasn't as captivating the author made up for it with very interesting developed characters. A good read.
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real pager turner! I loved this book! I read it awhile ago but I still remember the story. This book had a law background and shows the extreme to which some people would go in order to achieve success. The story revolved around Michael, a lawyer striving to reach the top of the success ladder. After a life changing experience, he changes his priorities and decides to change his focus in life. It was so hard to put this book down. I read it all in one sitting. Plus, the ending has an unexpected twist!
Date published: 2006-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping Story I couldn't put his book down without thinking about what is going to happen next. Grishom does a great job in educating the reader about real life in this story and how one event in your life can change someone elses forever.
Date published: 2006-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I'm on page 360 and I love it! This guy's awesome! I haven't read a chapter that made me want to burn the book, and I usually do!
Date published: 2003-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not In the Classic Vein If you're a John Grisham book, you might not be totally thrilled with this one. It's still a page turner but just not written in the classic vein that Grisham fans are used to. It's not a disappointment by any means, just keep this in mind: it won't be as intense or as dramatic as we're used to seeing from him.
Date published: 2000-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The truth lies within This Grisham book reveals a very deep truth about society and a part of this world that is becoming more and more evident. Only when we become confronted with an issue such as this, do we see how blind we've become.
Date published: 2000-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A disappointment. I am a John Grisham fan and have read practically all of his books. This book did not measure up to any of his previous novels. It started off mediocre, and went no where; it just never picked up. I kept reading and reading, hoping that something interesting would happen. The end came pretty quickly and I was left really disappointed.
Date published: 2000-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK... As a John Grisham fan I think that this book is not as exciting as his other work like "the firm" and "the client".nonetheless, it is good reading.
Date published: 2000-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a passable read While the intimate look at the life of America's homeless is touching, Grisham still sugar-coats the reality of the true harshness of living on the streets. The legal drama is superficial and ending leaves one unfulfilled and unaffected.
Date published: 2000-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vacation book The Street Lawyer was definately my favorite Grisham book and I've read all of them. It's full of information about the homeless and it's written with genuine compassion. The protagonist's evolution from a selfish, money-obsessed young lawyer to a suffering man with a conscience is followed through with vivid detail. Unfortunately, Grisham's style leaves something to be desired. It's choppy, simplistic and writes like a movie script, but it does move the story along quickly and is a very easy read. This is a good vacation book when you want to put your brain on neutral and just enjoy a well-told story with a strong emphasis on social justice.
Date published: 1999-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Street Lawyer As usual, Grisham manages to hook the reader - this time with a very impressive opening scene of a homeless man who gains access to a very expensive law firm office where our hero is practicing law. After being held hostage, the protagonist suddenly loses interest in making the big dollar and starts finding out why there are so many homeless people. The fast-moving plot skewers the rich and uncaring, and our hero ends up leaving his firm and his marriage for the greener pastures of idealism. A good read. Short on characterization, but lots of information on the homeless.
Date published: 1998-12-26

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The Street Lawyer

by John Grisham

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 16, 2010

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307576086

ISBN - 13: 9780307576088

From the Publisher

He gave up the money.  He gave up the power.  Now all he has left is the law.

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 is 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....

About the Author

Bestselling novelist John Grisham is a former lawyer and politician. He was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on February 8, 1955. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He was admitted to the bar in Mississippi in 1981 after earning his law degree from the University of Mississippi, specializing in criminal law. While a lawyer in private practice in Southaven, Mississippi, Grisham served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983 until 1990, when Paramount Pictures paid him $600,000 for the film rights to his second novel, The Firm (1991). With this success, he retired to write legal thrillers full-time. His first novel, A Time to Kill (1989), was written mornings before work and is based on his reaction to the testimony of a real-life preadolescent rape victim. It took him three years to finish and three years to get 5,000 copies published. However, the critical acclaim of The Firm led to the republication of A Time to Kill in 1992. Since then, it has sold more than 8.6 million copies and lasted 80 weeks on the bestseller list. Since 1991, Grisham has published a book a year including The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, and The Appeal. Nine of his novels were adapted into films including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway J
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