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The Pelican Brief In Suburban Georgetown A Killer S Reeboks Whisper On The Front Floor Of A Posh Home In A Seedy DC Porno House A Patron Is Swiftly Garroted To Death The Next Day America Learns That Two Of Its Supreme Court Justices Have Been Assassinated And In New Orleans, A Young Law Student Prepares A Legal Brief To Darby Shaw It Was No Than A Legal Shot In The Dark, A Brilliant Guess To The Washington Establishment It Was Political Dynamite Suddenly Darby Is Witness To A Murder A Murder Intended For Her Going Underground, She Finds There Is Only One Person She Can Trust An Ambitious Reporter After A Newsbreak Hotter Than Watergate To Help Her Piece Together The Deadly Puzzle Somewhere Between The Bayous Of Louisiana And The White House S Inner Sanctums, A Violent Cover Up Is Being Engineered For Someone Has Read Darby S Brief Someone Who Will Stop At Nothing To Destroy The Evidence Of An Unthinkable Crime

About the Author: John Grisham

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur

10 thoughts on “The Pelican Brief

  1. says:

    The Pelican Brief, John GrishamTaut thriller about a young law student whose legal brief about the assassination of two Supreme Court justices causes her to be targeted by killers She realizes just how accurate her accusations have been when her lover and mentor is murdered Forced to go on the run in New Orleans, she is aided by a journalist who helps her unravel a cons

  2. says:

    The Pelican Brief is darker than Grisham s usual works, but it s still very well written and original, and its descriptions of characters and scenery are very vivid and realistic.

  3. says:

    I worked at a law firm where part of the movie was filmed When Julia Roberts s character goes into a law firm to ask for a particular lawyer only to find out that he no longer works there and she leaves, that is my old firm It is an ornate marble lobby with a small stream of water in the middle of the lobby She goes through a glass door and can either go up an escalator or up some stairs

  4. says:

    Read it years ago, remember I liked it, entertaining read I used to like reading Grisham s books, maybe I ll try a new one soon, sort of lost track of all the books he wrote in the past years.

  5. says:

    A stand alone by John Grisham published in 1993John Grisham doesn t always get it right but on this occasion he most definitely did.Darby Shaw, a young law student with a promising future ahead of her, was shocked, like the rest of the legal profession, to her core when she heard of the assassination of two Supreme Court judges.There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for the assassinations The local police,

  6. says:

    I read this when it came out and I was a restless teenager I never saw the movie I only gave it three stars because I remember it being exciting but still considered it pulp fiction Perhaps the topic of assassinated Supreme Court justices over environmentalism will become arelevant topic soon and it merits a re read Or not.

  7. says:

    This book was a lotsuspenseful and entertaining than I thought it would be I don t know why I thought it would be so boring, since John Grisham is so popular It was incredibly suspenseful at parts It was the first book I d read by Grisham, so I really didn t know what was coming I had three problems with it 1 Although, like I said, the book as a whole was really suspenseful, I thought the end was a bit anticlimatic 2 The e

  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is the third time I ve read this The last was ten years ago the first 1992 So I obviously have liked it But today it feels almost antiquated in its mentality and character attitude I still think It s a good suspense legal thriller but with some porous character choices for 2020 Probably not for 1992 AND For some reason I dont believe the characters

  9. says:

    One of the great Grisham stories, its engaging, evocative and fast paced The author s expertise in the legal realm pushes the boundaries of this story It s difficult not to enjoy his work if for no other reason than reader engagement That said, this is on par with The Firm and others affording it appeal across all genres.

  10. says:

    4 stars I was so intrigued by this plot, the story had me engaged throughout and I really enjoyed it Highly recommend if you re a fan of John Grisham s work

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