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The Pelican Brief
The Pelican Brief
Author: John Grisham
In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper  on the front 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 p...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385421980
ISBN-10: 0385421982
Publication Date: 3/1/1992
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 171 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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As usual, John Grisham is back with "The Pelican Brief", an irresistible story that begins with the simultaneous assissinations of two Supreme Court Justices... Late one October night Justice Abe Rosenberg, at 91 the Supreme Court's liberal legend, is shot in the head while sleeping in his Georgetown home. Two hours later Glenn Jensen, the Court's youngest and most conservative justice, is strangled, possibly by the same assassin. The country is stunned and baffled; the FBI has no clues......But Darby Shaw, a brilliant law student at Tulane, thinks she has the answer. Days of digging in the law library's computers have led her to an obscure connection between the two justices. She fleshes out her beliefs in a meticulous though wildly speculative brief that builds a strong case against a most unlikely suspect. Her suspect has powerful friends. One evening, outside a New Orleans restaurant, she narrowly escapes an assassin's car bomb. Some has read her brief. Someone wants her dead!!!!
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You will not be able to put this book down. Great reading!
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The rich plot with the non-stop action and suspense made this an entertaining page turner that I had difficulty putting down. The ending was a bit weak compared to the rest of the story. It fell short in comparison. Besides that the book was a great read.
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I liked it, it was a good read