The Street Lawyer

January 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment


Grisham’s The Street Lawyer.

Street lawyer

The Street Lawyer is about The big bucks these lawyers make in the big firms. Who no longer care for the poor and unprotected as they did when they were in law school. The story starts of with a guy keeping few lawyers hostages, including the one on whom the story is based, Michael Brock, who works in Drake & Sweeney. After spending some hours as hostages and seeing the man be killed by the cops He starts rethinking his needs. Once an ambitious man now wants to help bring justice to the poor.

Micheal’s Marriage too is failing. His wife is a surgeon and is tired of waiting for her husbands busy schedules to slow down. So she keeps herself busy and slowly they drift off from each other. Finally they both head for divorce. By this time Michael’s all trying to figure out why the man had come to take them as hostage and all the things he had said to them during that time.


He wants to know how the poor are treated. Soon he finds a case that threatens the ex-company he worked for, D&S law firm. If the case becomes public then D&S has lot many at stakes. And so they want Michael to keep quiet and they try their best to stop him. Micheal’s former partners has become his bitter enemy and he has become the most dangerous man to D&S. Its one man’s fight against a hundred.

* what i liked about the book is how interesting michael’s character is. He had everything and yet was ready to leave it behind to do what he felt was the right thing to do. He goes through so many difficult problems in order to give justice to the poor. I also liked the character Mordecai Green, who is very reliable and determined and helps Michael most of  the time. What i didn’t like is not much, just not as fast paced as expected. but a good one to read.

I would rate it 3.8  out 5.
Happy Reading:)

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