The Street Lawyer - John Grisham

The Street Lawyer

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1998-02-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 208 Ratings

Description

He gave up the money.  He gave up the power.  Now all he has left is the law.

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 is 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....

Reviews

  • Street lawyer

    5
    By Kit cud
    This is the 15th grisham book I have read. As usual, very interesting and exciting. Great ending.
  • Fine work

    5
    By Jhind1990
    This book made me think about homelessness
  • HOMELESSNESS REVEALED

    5
    By Jaxhog
    Thanks to Mr. Grisham for exposing the plight of the homeless and the valiant efforts of the lawyers fighting for people's rights. Riveting story. Great read.
  • A real eye opener

    5
    By BenjaminSiegel
    Opened my eyes to the underground world of the homeless. I only imagined what it would be like for those who are homeless to survive on a day-by-day basis, but after reading this book I realized that it is much worse a struggle than I originally thought. It has a "soft" ending, however, still a great read.
  • No climax, very overrated

    1
    By JaneST2012
    Not good. I downloaded it because of all these good reviews, but I think they just joined the John Grisham bandwagon. His other books are excellent. But this one seems like written like an afterthought. This book had no climax. None- I'm serious. I fell asleep reading it many times. I want my money back.
  • Great book

    5
    By CaliGirl10122
    This book is so captivating! I read it for hours on end. One of my favorite novels.
  • Great book!

    5
    By Fellow Music Liker
    This book drew me in and kept me up at night with it's great plot. Starting to read his other books because this one was so good. I recommend it to anyone!
  • The Street Lawyer

    5
    By pawahl
    This book is wonderful. It will make you look at street people in a new way. Kept me up at night reading into the early morning hours.
  • Another Good Read

    4
    By AspenWillow
    Having read many of John Grisham's books over the years, this one again exemplifies the high quality that characterizes all that I have read. This book gives a thoughtful and insightful look into the world of the homeless and the struggles they face. The story line is intriguing but not overly complicated. This book presents both the best and worst of the legal profession. One minute the reader despises the entire world of rich, self absorbed greedy lawyers. Then the story line twists to draw the reader into the opposite world where the selfless attorneys are saviors to the poor and helpless. One cannot read this book without feeling some degree of guilt about the apathy most middle and upper class people exhibit toward the homeless. This book is both entreating and enlightening.
  • It was a great book

    5
    By Enjoyable!!1010
    This is the 1st book I ever read for fun I was 13 I'm 25 now. He really brought me into the story I still reread it every now and again. Definitely worth the time and money to read. This book made me fall in love with John Grisham as an author.