The Street Lawyer
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 in the firm’s plush offices.... show more
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 in the firm’s plush offices. When it’s all over, the man’s blood is splattered on Michael’s face—and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived—and where society’s powerless need an advocate for justice.But there’s one break Michael can’t make—from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael’s hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael’s former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets.
Publish date: November 23rd 2010
Pages no: 448
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...