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The Street Lawyer

the_street_lawyerTITLE: The street lawyer. John Grisham.

AUTHOR: Grisham, John

PUBLISHED: New York N.Y. : Dell, c1998.

DESCRIPTION: 452 p. ; 18 cm.

SUMMARY: 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.

SUBJECT: Fiction.

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