The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

Book - 1992
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In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whispernbsp;on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedynbsp;D.C. porno house a patron is swiftlynbsp;garroted to death... The next day America learnsnbsp;nbsp;that two of its Supreme Court justices have beennbsp;assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young lawnbsp;student prepares a legal brief... To Darby Shaw it wasnbsp;nbsp;no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliantnbsp;nbsp;guess. To the Washington establishment it wasnbsp;nbsp;political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to anbsp;murder -- a murder intended for her. Goingnbsp;nbsp;underground, she finds there is only one person she cannbsp;nbsp;trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreaknbsp;nbsp;hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together thenbsp;deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous ofnbsp;nbsp;Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, anbsp;violent cover-up is being engineered. For somone hasnbsp;read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop atnbsp;nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkablenbsp;crime.
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1992.
ISBN: 9780385339704
Branch Call Number: GRI
Characteristics: 387 p.


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Apr 21, 2015

Excellent book, hard to put down. It does stretch the limits of credibility at times but the story and the writing easily make up for it

Feb 14, 2013

This is the first book of John Grisham's that I've read and I must say it was an excellently written narrative. The pacing was terrific, the characters believable, and the dialogue even a little humorous in places. I'll definitely read more by this author.

Sep 15, 2011

Struggled to finish this book. Felt like it lost steam as it progressed. Seemed redundant and the dialogue was poor.

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