The Street Lawyer
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... show more
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.But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer.And a thief.
Publish date: February 4th 1998
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
This book was ok. I seem to always be disappointed with Grisham. Because of all the hype and the bestseller status, I expect so much more. Although the stories are usually well-written, I just don't find them interesting or worth my time. This book took me FOREVER to finish...lol
As with many John Grisham books he introduces us to a controversial topic. In this case; the homeless people of Washington DC and the lawyers who strive for their rights. Grisham has done his homework and produced a ‘good read’ based on a factual theme.
I don't read too many John Grisham novels, but this one was recommended to me when I was without a book one holiday. I really enjoyed the story and I can understand why he is so popular. Although much of the plot is a fairly predictable battle of good vs. evil set around the backdrop of a man's ma...
This book did get a little slow and boring at parts, I was kind of done with the whole law-aspect by the time I finished it. But, it was a great story! It was an original story and it was refreshing to see something tackle a subject as sensitive as homelessness. Even with it being a bit boring towar...