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The Pelican Brief - John Grisham
The Pelican Brief
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385339704 (0385339704)
ASIN: 385339704
Publisher: Delta
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
2.0 2/5: The Pelican Brief, John Grisham
Two US Supreme Court judges are killed in what appears to be a related incident, but no one can figure out why, except a law student named Darby Shaw who suddenly everyone wants killed…This was John Grisham’s third novel, and in a way it follows closely the formula of the previous one, The Firm. I p...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.0 Fun applying a bit of the Bellisario's Maxim
There are a lot of movies based on Grisham books. I decided to check some out when I found about them. Never watched this movie but kept hearing about it, so I had it my tbr pile ready for the game square.The idea is that in a country filled with lawyers to the gills (it's a factor that's gone over ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Pelican Brief
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...
EpidermaS
EpidermaS rated it
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 -...
ankitagrawal
ankitagrawal rated it
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...
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