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The Pelican Brief

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The Pelican Brief

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Darby Shaw, a promising law student, produces a speculative brief which penetrates to the highest levels of power in Washington and puts her life in danger. Originally published in 1992, this novel was adapted in a film starring Julia Roberts

Darby Shaw, a promising law student, produces a speculative brief which penetrates to the highest levels of power in Washington and puts her life in danger. Originally published in 1992, this novel was adapted in a film starring Julia Roberts

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    February 1, 1993
    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.

  • AudioFile Magazine Grisham's story of the murder of two disparate Supreme Court Justices has a scope that could make abridgment difficult. Fortunately, all the plot threads are in place here: the sexual trysts, the murder investigation, and the political maneuverings which extend from the White House to the cloistered halls of the Supreme Court itself. A story this big has to be fun, and it is. While the reading seems tight at first, actor Anthony Heald soon warms to the material. Or perhaps the breakneck pace of the story takes over. The tapes are crisp and clear, and occasional music accentuates the suspense--adding to the fun. M.J.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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