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
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRISHAM
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 24 cm


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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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