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The pelican brief

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Two Supreme Court justices, one liberal and one conservative, are assassinated in one night. The country is stunned and baffled; the FBI has no clues. But Darby Shaw, a brilliant law student at Tulane, thinks she has the answer. Days of digging in the law library's computers have led her to an obscure connection between the two justices. She fleshes out her beliefs in a meticulous though wildly speculative brief  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Legal fiction (Literature)
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Legal stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grisham, John.
Pelican brief.
New York : Doubleday, ©1992
(OCoLC)556309131
Named Person: Darby (Fictitious character) Shaw
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Grisham
ISBN: 0385421982 9780385421980 0385423543 9780385423540 9780385339704 0385339704 0440214041 9780440214045 9780440245933 0440245931
OCLC Number: 25990887
Description: 371 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Two Supreme Court justices, one liberal and one conservative, are assassinated one night. The country is stunned and baffled; the FBI has no clues. But Darby Shaw, a brilliant law student at Tulane, thinks she has the answer. Days of digging in the law library's computers have led her to an obscure connection between the two justices. She fleshes out her beliefs in a meticulous though wildly speculative brief that builds a strong case against a most unlikely suspect. But her suspect has powerful friends. One evening, outside a New Orleans restaurant, she narrowly escapes an assassin?s car bomb. Someone has read her brief. Someone who wants her dead. She contacts investigative reporter Gary Grantham and convinces him that she's onto the biggest cover-up since Watergate. Together they go underground, trying to survive long enough to expose the real truth. --
Adapted from dust jacket.
Responsibility: John Grisham.
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Two Supreme Court justices, one liberal and one conservative, are assassinated in one night. The country is stunned and baffled; the FBI has no clues. But Darby Shaw, a brilliant law student at Tulane, thinks she has the answer. Days of digging in the law library's computers have led her to an obscure connection between the two justices. She fleshes out her beliefs in a meticulous though wildly speculative brief that builds a strong case against a most unlikely suspect. But her suspect has powerful friends. One evening, outside a New Orleans restaurant, she narrowly escapes an assassin's car bomb. Someone has read her brief. Someone who wants her dead. She contacts investigative reporter Gary Grantham and convinces him that she's onto the biggest cover-up since Watergate. Together they go underground, trying to survive long enough to expose the real truth.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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