The street lawyer [electronic resource]. John Grisham.

By: Grisham, John
Publisher: 2010Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781407099279 (electronic bk)Subject(s): Fiction | Literature | MysteryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: No titleOther classification: FIC022000 | FIC031030 | FIC050000 Online resources: Click to access digital title. | Excerpt Sample | Image Large cover image | Thumbnail Thumbnail cover image Summary: _______________________________________ Michael Brock is a man in the fast lane. He's a rising star at Drake & Sweeney, a giant Washington law firm. No time to waste, no time to toss a few coins to beggars. No time for a conscience. Until the day a man takes several lawyers hostage at his firm, shouting about an eviction. Police snipers shoot the hostage taker dead, but Brock feels compelled to investigate. What he discovers is a shocking violation of the rights of the homeless on the city streets, with Drake & Sweeney up to its neck in it, and suddenly his conscience begins to stir. But to do the right thing, he might have to steal his own firm's secrets... _______________________________________ 'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' – Irish Independent 'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' – Jodi Picoult 'The best thriller writer alive' – Ken Follett ' John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' – Telegraph 'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' – The Times 'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' – Daily Record 'Masterful – when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' – Mirror 'A giant of the thriller genre' – TimeOut
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_______________________________________ Michael Brock is a man in the fast lane. He's a rising star at Drake & Sweeney, a giant Washington law firm. No time to waste, no time to toss a few coins to beggars. No time for a conscience. Until the day a man takes several lawyers hostage at his firm, shouting about an eviction. Police snipers shoot the hostage taker dead, but Brock feels compelled to investigate. What he discovers is a shocking violation of the rights of the homeless on the city streets, with Drake & Sweeney up to its neck in it, and suddenly his conscience begins to stir. But to do the right thing, he might have to steal his own firm's secrets... _______________________________________ 'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' – Irish Independent 'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' – Jodi Picoult 'The best thriller writer alive' – Ken Follett ' John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' – Telegraph 'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' – The Times 'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' – Daily Record 'Masterful – when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' – Mirror 'A giant of the thriller genre' – TimeOut

Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4

UG/Upper grades (9th-12)

790 Lexile.

5.7 ATOS Level

Electronic reproduction. London : Cornerstone Digital, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 823 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).

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