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The Pelican Brief | [John Grisham]

The Pelican Brief

Two Supreme Court Justices are dead. Their murders are connected only in one mind and in one legal brief conceived by that mind. Brilliant, beautiful, and ambitious, New Orleans legal student Darby Shaw little realises that her speculative brief will penetrate to the highest levels of power in Washington and cause shockwaves there. Shockwaves that will send hired killers chasing after her and will propel her across the country to meet the one man who is as near the truth as she is.
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Publisher's Summary

Two Supreme Court Justices are dead. Their murders are connected only in one mind and in one legal brief conceived by that mind. Brilliant, beautiful, and ambitious, New Orleans legal student Darby Shaw little realises that her speculative brief will penetrate to the highest levels of power in Washington and cause shockwaves there. Shockwaves that will send hired killers chasing after her and will propel her across the country to meet the one man who is as near the truth as she is.

©1992 Belfry Holdings, Inc.; (P)2002 BBC Audiobooks Limited

What the Critics Say

"Grisham delivers a suspenseful plot at a breakneck pace." (Publishers Weekly)
"Gripping...a genuine page-turner. Grisham is a skillful craftsman." (The New York Times Book Review)

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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    10/23/11
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    "Complex but utimately satifying"

    This is vintage John Grisham: a complex web of deceit in high places aided by some unethical lawyers against whom the few good men (and in this book a woman as well) fight and ultimately succeed in achieving justice. Lorelei King is an admirable narrator, which helps as there are so many characters. I found if I didn't concentrate fully on the story I got muddled as to who was whom among the FBI, CIA, White House employees, newspaper men, lawyers, businessmen and criminals! They're all there in this intricate thriller that keep you listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cliff
    Frinton on Sea, United Kingdom
    1/23/13
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    "Interesting Plot with Quirks"

    I've listened to several John Grisham novels and I always have difficulty getting into the story. As usual it was worth the effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda
    Beckenham, United Kingdom
    12/31/12
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    "The Pelican Brief"

    The story was a bit unlikely but still a good read and quite well narrated. I hadn't seen the film and it kept my interest throughout

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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