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Name: The Pelican Brief

Author: John Grisham
Year: 1992


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Popularity: 8.5
Genres/categories: Mystery, Award winners, Thriller, Suspense

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Winner of the Evergreen Teen Book Award in 1995.

In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front 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.
About the author:
John Grisham is an American novelist, attorney, politician, and activist, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. Grisham is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing. Eight of his other novels have also been adapted into films.

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