THE STREET LAWYER Author:John Grisham The Street Lawyer — Michael was in hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeny, a giant D.C. firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He wa a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a... more » conscience.
But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Mchael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper and found a dirty little secret, and the secred involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted from the firm and took a top secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer and a thief.