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The Street Lawyer
The Street Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was 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 conscience. B...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385490993
ISBN-10: 0385490992
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 312
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 304 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Each page is full of thought provoking, emotional, eye opening events. I wasn't able to put the book down once I got into the story. this is definetely a must read if you are looking for something exciting, entertaining, and generally gives you a good feeling by the end of the story. As the story unfolds you become deeper and deeper intrigued. don't put it down and down hesitate to share this book with others once your've read it.
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Very touching story that really caused me to think about what it is that I have done to help others. Suspensfull page turner that is well worth the read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Too many coincidences. This book kept me interested for the first half but the story just became too..well, coincidental.
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John Grisham's ninth legal thriller opens with a bang, literally, when a grizzled and fragrant homeless man wanders into a Washington, D. C., law firm, takes nine attorneys hostage at gunpoint, and appropriates a vacant conference room to lecture on the importance of charitable contributions.
In the aftermath of the morning's unscheduled discussions, the 800-lawyer firm of Drake & Sweeney survives, but their uninvited guest does not. Michael Brock, one of the firm's rising young stars, comes away from his brush with death with a troubled conscience and a mental legal pad filled with unanswered questions. Who was this man, and what did he really want?

Michael decides to do some digging, and learns that his captor was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. But then he digs a little deeper and finds a dirty secret, a secret that involves Drake & Sweeney.

Disillusioned by his discoveries, Michael abruptly abandons the fast track and quits the firm, taking a top-secret file with him. He lands on the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer...and a thief.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked the mystery and the live changing experience the main character is involved in. Very believable.
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This was probably one of my favorite John Grisham books. Michal Brock, despite being a well-off attorney, was very likable and easy to relate to. He is involved in an incident that is a life changing event, and he has to re-examine who he is and what he is doing. It was a very quick read and very believable.
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Good book!!

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