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Beck, Michael 1949-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 396 publications in 4 languages and 24,649 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  Legal stories  History  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Television plays  Film adaptations  Adventure stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3557.R5355, 813.54
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Publications about Michael Beck
Publications by Michael Beck
Most widely held works by Michael Beck
The appeal by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,788 libraries worldwide
John Grisham's first legal thriller since The broker. In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst 'cancer cluster' in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice
The summons by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 2,378 libraries worldwide
Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. For the first time since A Time to Kill, the author returns to Ford County, Mississippi, a place rich in colorful characters and dark family secrets, for his latest legal thriller
Sycamore row by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,231 libraries worldwide
The suspense never rests when A Time to Kill's Jake Brigance fights the good fight once again. Often named an all-time favorite by John Grisham's legions of fans, the book that started it all gets a brand-new chapter. America's favorite storyteller returns to Ford County, Mississippi, where defense attorney Jake Brigance will have to fight for justice in a trial that could tear the small town of Clanton apart
The broker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,104 libraries worldwide
After being pardoned, a former Washington powerbroker is released from prison and smuggled out of the country, given a new identity, and hidden in a small town in Italy, but old enemies from the past are out to destroy him
The last juror by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,061 libraries worldwide
In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began
The king of torts by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,583 libraries worldwide
The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe ... He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life -- that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts
The brethren by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Three former judges at the Trumble, a minimum security federal prison camp, form a group called The Brethren that handles cases for other inmates, practice law without a license and mete jailhouse justice. When they start a mail scam, it ensnares the wrong victim who might have power and connections to put an end to the group's activities
A time to kill by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
A tale of uncertain justice in a small Missisppi town that probes the savage depths of racial violence. A young defense attorney struggles to prove his case and stay alive
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
In a landmark tobacco trial the jury starts to behave strangely. Are they being manipulated or even controlled?
The street lawyer by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 libraries worldwide
A lawyer working his way to the top of a giant D.C. firm discovers a dirty secret that involves his employers, and leaves with a top-secret file
The partner by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
They watched Danilo Silva for days before they grabbed him. He was living alone in a modest house. No evidence was seen of the fortune they thought he had stolen. Danilo had a past. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young law partner. One cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car. All that was buried were his ashes. Patrick watched the funeral from a distance. He fled. Then a fortune was stolen from his form. So he fled some more. And then they found him
The rainmaker by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
The story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt and ruthless companies in America--and exposing a complex, multi-bilion dollar insurance scam
The chamber by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 863 libraries worldwide
When a young lawyer asks to take over the case of a death-row inmate, accused of bombing the offices of a civil rights advocate 22 years earlier, his reasons don't seem immediately clear
The warriors by Walter Hill( visu )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 793 libraries worldwide
The Warriors, a street gang, are blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death. They must fight for their lives as other gangs seek revenge
A darkness more than night by Michael Connelly( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Harry Bosch investigates when a movie director is charged with killing an actress during sex and making it look like suicide, while another man's case begins to overlap strangely, forcing them to work together
My life by Bill Clinton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
President Bill Clinton's MY LIFE is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and ideals
Xanadu by Robert Greenwald( visu )
15 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Danny, an aging musician who wants to open a nightclub, and Sonny, a young artist, are both searching for inspiration. Kira, a beautiful mythical muse, is brought to earth in order to help both men fulfill their dreams
Gone to Texas ( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas
The Golden seal by Steve Railsback( visu )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
The golden seal used to live among the Aleut people as a benevolent, protective spirit, but when man began to hunt her, she vanished. According to legend, she will come back one day in the middle of a ferocious storm to someone pure in heart. None pass the test except for the boy, who pure and undaunted, befriends her rather than lusts for the bounty placed upon her pelt
Sam Elliott double feature Gone to Texas and Blue River ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Gone to Texas: The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas
 
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English (268)
German (2)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
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