The Street Lawyer - John Grisham

The Street Lawyer

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1999-01-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 366 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.

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  • Made me think, and care!

    By Dan Daily
    The author wasn’t the only one learning about the travails of the homeless and the street life they endure. I see the homeless every day and want to throw a $5 McDonalds coupon at each one but have never done it. There are so many stories of how the homeless become so that I get overwhelmed by the problem. How does it get fixed when the author brings homelessness to our own governing center of the USA where not much gets fixed it seems. EVERYONE should read this hard to read book and ponder fixes and write congressman if so inclined. Thank you for opening my eyes Mr. Grisham. Now it’s up to me to do something isn’t it!
  • Hit the street for another winner from Grisham!

    By ES the horror fan
    Not unlike some books I’ve read by John Grisham, this book is more of a drama than a mystery or thriller. But it’s a good book! John Grisham paints a compassionate, sympathetic portrait of the struggles of homeless people and the lawyers who fight for them. Marvelous entertainment!
  • Don’t waste your time

    By santeereader
    Kept waiting for this to get better. Read to the end with high hopes, but it fell flat. Not a usual John Grishom page turner. Don’t waste your time.
  • The Street Lawyer

    By aib14
    Thank goodness for John Grisham
  • Good book

    By jstepp050
    Not his best work ever but still a very good read for what it is.
  • Street lawyer

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

    By Jhind1990
    This book made me think about homelessness

    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

    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

    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.