The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1992-02-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 157 Ratings
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Description

In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief.

To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it’s political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder–a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds that there is only one person–an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate–she can trust to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House’s inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby’s brief–someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.

From the Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • Good story, but hard to get into at first.

    4
    By mjm11983
    I enjoyed this book, but wasn't 'into' it until over halfway through. Nonetheless, a good read.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Kenhans2000
    Wonderfull page turner must read
  • don't let this one get away.

    5
    By windycitizenkane
    Well, what can i say? Only what I can say. And hopefully this one will NOT be removed like the others. The Pelican Brief was the third novel by John Grisham I had read, and it's my personal favorite. Darby Shaw is quick and sharp, and she does not treat her own life like some game of truth-or-dare. I honestly tried to focus as much on Gray Grantham, the investigate reporter, but Darby herself was a bit easier to acknowledge. Now don't get any ideas. I still enjoyed his resourcefulness and his ability to work with people he knows and does not know. the film is all right and all, but pages first, screen later.
  • Great book...

    5
    By BenjaminSiegel
    Definitely one book you'll want to read, and as always the case....it's way better than the movie!!

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