The Pelican Brief: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 496 pages
830 Reviews
In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the 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’s political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder–a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds that there is only one person–an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate–she can trust 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 someone has read Darby’s brief–someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.


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The prose is simple and easy to read, which I like. - Goodreads
The plot was really weak. - Goodreads
Intriguing. A good page turner. - Goodreads
Terrific book...terrific writer! - Goodreads
Talking of endings, this one was rubbish. - Goodreads
A fun, easy to read crime/law novel. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Pradeepa - Goodreads

Very good page turner... Tho the charecters could ve been better... Darby refuses to stand in your heart despite being beautiful and smart... Really would nt ve cared if she was dead by the end.. This ... Read full review

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Not the best, but maybe because the movie was AWFUL? Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
19
Section 4
32
Section 5
38
Section 6
43
Section 7
53
Section 8
59
Section 24
194
Section 25
202
Section 26
209
Section 27
214
Section 28
223
Section 29
228
Section 30
234
Section 31
242

Section 9
65
Section 10
73
Section 11
82
Section 12
87
Section 13
96
Section 14
106
Section 15
113
Section 16
125
Section 17
136
Section 18
144
Section 19
155
Section 20
167
Section 21
177
Section 22
181
Section 23
189
Section 32
250
Section 33
261
Section 34
267
Section 35
277
Section 36
286
Section 37
307
Section 38
313
Section 39
325
Section 40
333
Section 41
344
Section 42
358
Section 43
372
Section 44
380
Section 45
383
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About the author (2010)

John Grisham has written twenty-one novels, including the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Associate and The Appeal, as well as one work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi. His new book from Doubleday is Ford County Stories.


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