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 ...
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 see her boyfriend atomisedin a bomb blast, that will send hired killers chasing after her, that will propel her across the country to meet the one man, investigative reporter Gary Grantham, who is as near the truth as she is. Together can they stay alive long enough to expose the startling truth behind The Pelican Brief?
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Very good. No dust jacket as issued. In good condition with slight edgewear. Pages clean and unmarked. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 448 p. Audience: General/trade. 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 was political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder-a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust-an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate-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.
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Publishers Weekly, 1993-02-22 In this tale of the aftermath of the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices, Grisham delivers a suspenseful plot at a breakneck pace, although his characters are stereotypes. The hardcover was on the PW bestseller list 48 weeks and the mass market was No. 1 last week. (Mar.)
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