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The Street Lawyer
The Street Lawyer
Author: John Grisham
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440225706
ISBN-10: 0440225701
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 456
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 1053 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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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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I really liked the mystery and the live changing experience the main character is involved in. Very believable.
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I enjoyed this book, although I found that it did not draw me in to read it quickly. When I walked away from the book I could be away for long periods of time, yet while reading I found it thrilling. So for that reason I can't say it was wonderful. I like a book that does not allow for long periods of time away. Characters are well developed and likable. There are loose ends that I feel never materialized, but overall a good book.
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Typical Grisham - excellant read.
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Following a hostage experience, a divorce, and a jolt of his company's role in a messy eviction, a corporate lawyer finds himself disillusioned and adrift. He begins a journey to find a new purpose for his life and his law degree.