The Pelican Brief
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 prepares... show more
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 prepares a legal brief... To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For somone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.
Publish date: April 25th 2006
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
I haven't read this one in at least a decade, and I was happy at how well it stood up. Dated, of course, although not quite as badly as I expected. At one point Grantham ends a phone call and "puts the phone on the floor", which stopped me in my tracks for a moment, until I remembered: big landlin...
Jeśli myślicie, że wszyscy już widzieli film „Raport Pelikana” i czytanie książki, na podstawie której go nakręcono, może być podyktowane jedynie jakąś chorą fanaberią – mylicie się, oj, jak bardzo się mylicie. Istnieję bowiem ja – niespodzianka ustrojowa! ;) Klika słów z myślą o osobach, którym -...
Star Values1 Star - Hated It2 Stars - Didn't Like It3 Stars - It was okay4 Stars - Liked it5 Stars - Loved it, it was amazingREVIEWThis was my first John Grisham book.Sometime in the middle of the book I read somewhere that John Grisham wrote this book keeping the movie in mind and that he wrote the...
Jedna z niewielu książek, która spodobała mi się mimo, że wcześniej obejrzałam film. Czyta się przyjemnie i lekko. Ciekawa akcja i trzyma w napięciu do końca, zwłaszcza jeżeli nie widziało się wcześniej filmu.
I'm sorry, but I just couldn't finish this. It was just, I can't even explain how bad it was. The writing was IMO pretty bad (please don't kill me Grisham fans). I could not for the life of me get into it.