The Street Lawyer

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
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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....

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User Review  - Bookoholic - Borders

This is one of the few books, I've read twice. The story flows smoothly and the characters are endearing. It ventures into a world the majority of us don't want to think about but need to. Mr Grisham is a great story teller but this particular book touched something in me each time I read it. Read full review

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Fast-paced, relevant and well-written. I had to send the author a message on his facebook site because in my state a person is not allowed to present as a social worker without the credentials. As a ... Read full review

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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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