The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. 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 more 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 somone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.

Baker & Taylor
When the Supreme Court's most liberal and most conservative justices are gunned down, law student Darby Shaw builds a case against a powerful suspect, whose threats send her underground. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385423540
0385423543
9780385339704
0385339704
9780385421980
0385421982
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRISHAM
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 24 cm

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rahmmie
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

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writer13
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.

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mogie
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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