Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Street Lawyer

by John Grisham

This is a tale of a mid-life crisis come early, but since it's a John Grisham novel, it's also a tale of crime, corruption and legal shenanigans. The hero of the tale is Michael Brock. Michael is an anti-trust lawyer, making the big bucks in a prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm. One day a homeless man enters the firm's offices and takes Michael and eight other lawyers hostage. The crisis is resolved violently and sets off an unraveling of Michael's lifestyle. He finds himself drawn to help the homeless as a street lawyer, working for a legal clinic. But his connection to his former employer also puts him the center of a major mess of litigation. I found it to be an entertaining story. The characters aren't quite as well rounded or conflicted as those in some of the other Grisham books I've read, but I found them to be enjoyable. It's an entertaining tale which I'm glad I was able to check out.
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