The pelican brief: A Novel

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In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whispernbsp;nbsp;on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedynbsp;nbsp;D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted tonbsp;nbsp;death... The next day America learns that two of itsnbsp;nbsp;Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. Andnbsp;nbsp;in New Orleans, a young law student prepares anbsp;nbsp;legal brief... To Darby Shaw it was no more than anbsp;nbsp;legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To thenbsp;nbsp;Washington establishment it was political dynamite.nbsp;nbsp;Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murdernbsp;nbsp;intended for her. Going underground, she findsnbsp;nbsp;there is only one person she can trust -- annbsp;nbsp;ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergatenbsp;nbsp;-- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle.nbsp;nbsp;Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and thenbsp;nbsp;White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up isnbsp;nbsp;being engineered. For somone has read Darby'snbsp;nbsp;brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy thenbsp;nbsp;evidence of an unthinkable crime.
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Grouping Title pelican brief
Grouping Author grisham john
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display_description Two Supreme Court justices, one liberal and one conservative, are assassinated in one night. The country is stunned and baffled; the FBI has no clues. But Darby Shaw, a brilliant law student at Tulane, thinks she has the answer. Days of digging in the law library's computers have led her to an obscure connection between the two justices. She fleshes out her beliefs in a meticulous though wildly speculative brief that builds a strong case against a most unlikely suspect. But her suspect has powerful friends. One evening, outside a New Orleans restaurant, she narrowly escapes an assassin's car bomb. Someone has read her brief. Someone who wants her dead. She contacts investigative reporter Gary Grantham and convinces him that she's onto the biggest cover-up since Watergate. Together they go underground, trying to survive long enough to expose the real truth.--Adapted from dust jacket.
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subject_facet Assassination -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Journalists -- Fiction, Judges -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Legal drama (Literature), Legal stories, Louisiana -- Fiction, Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction, Witnesses -- Fiction, Women law students -- Fiction
title_display The pelican brief
title_full The Pelican Brief A Novel, The pelican brief / John Grisham
title_short The pelican brief
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Assassination, Crimes against, Fiction, Journalists, Judges, Suspense, Thriller, Witnesses, Women law students