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The Street Lawyer

Written by John Grisham
Read by Michael Beck

Work ID: 72172

ISBN: 9780739312186

Format: Abridged Audiobook Download

List Price: $8.95

On Sale Date: Jan 6, 2004



Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience.

But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.

The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted from the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, and advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer. And a thief.


From the Cassette edition.

"Compelling...if there's any justice, The Street Lawyer will be his biggest hit yet." —Entertainment Weekly

"An entertaining read with an important theme."—Chicago Sun-Times

"The plot surges forward, pulling us along as we turn those pages a mile a minute." –San Francisco Chronicle

A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club


From the Paperback edition.