John Grisham

The Street Lawyer

Doubleday (Mar 04, 1998)
9780385490993
| Hardcover
346 pages | 241 x 159 mm | English
Dewey 813.54
LOC Class. PS3557.R5355 .S7 1998
LOC Contr. 97047484

Genres

  • Legal Stories

Subjects

  • Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
  • Large Type Books
  • Legal Stories
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.) - Fiction

Plot

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.