The Street Lawyer (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Grisham's The Confession.

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....
  

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User Review  - ReneeRobinson - LibraryThing

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham This was one Grisham novel that I particularly liked - a guy who gave up a big career to champion for the down and out. Absolute turner - a wonderful read. There is ... Read full review

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User Review  - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing

A lawyer with a big firm learns about the homeless and ends up leaving his job to defend them. He steals a file from his old firm and learns of the wrongs done to some homeless. A good book that makes you think about what should be done. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
22
Section 4
30
Section 5
43
Section 6
52
Section 7
60
Section 8
69
Section 21
211
Section 22
221
Section 23
231
Section 24
238
Section 25
248
Section 26
259
Section 27
269
Section 28
281

Section 9
77
Section 10
98
Section 11
108
Section 12
117
Section 13
126
Section 14
137
Section 15
150
Section 16
158
Section 17
167
Section 18
180
Section 19
189
Section 20
202
Section 29
290
Section 30
300
Section 31
307
Section 32
314
Section 33
323
Section 34
333
Section 35
342
Section 36
348
Section 37
361
Section 38
367
Section 39
373
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About the author (2010)

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.


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