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The Pelican Brief
The Pelican Brief
Author: John Grisham
In Suburbn 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...
ISBN: 59757
Pages: 436
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Publisher: Island Books, Reprinted w/Doubleday
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 4
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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Helpful Score: 3
One of Grisham's best...couldn't put this one down ... every page was better than the last ..full of class and suspense!
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Helpful Score: 3
One of Grishams best, legal thriller takes you through murder, political coverups, Supreme Court Justices, all at at spine tingling clip...fast, exciting read, made into a major movie...
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Helpful Score: 2
A definate thrill. Thsi book is 10 times the movie if you saw it. Intriguing and suspenseful as Darby Shaw realizes she is the target for a murder but she must figure out why.
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Helpful Score: 2
Been a while since I read this one, but it was my favorite John Grisham book. The movie was ok, but in my opinion it was a somewhat feeble attempt at portraying the book. There are some complexities (storylines, character development) in the novel that just didn't translate into the movie. Even if you've seen the movie, you should read this one - the story will make more sense!
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