The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer

byJohn Grisham

Kobo ebook | March 16, 2010

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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....

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 ...
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Title:The Street LawyerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307576086

ISBN - 13:9780307576088

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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