The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
By John Grisham
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In suburban Georgetown, a killer's Reeboks whisper at the ground of a complicated domestic. In a seedy D.C. porno condo, a customer is quickly garroted to loss of life. day after today the United States learns that of its superb courtroom justices were assassinated. And in New Orleans, a tender legislation pupil prepares a criminal brief.
To Darby Shaw it was once not more than a felony shot at nighttime, a super wager. To the Washington institution it's political dynamite. all at once Darby is witness to a murder--a homicide meant for her. Going underground, she unearths that there's just one person--an bold reporter after a newsbreak warmer than Watergate--she can belief to aid her piece jointly the lethal puzzle. someplace among the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's internal sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. for somebody has learn Darby's brief--someone who will cease at not anything to break the facts of an unthinkable crime.
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I saw the books in Gretchen’s library, on their own shelf, with dustcovers still well intact though aged. Her mother had inscribed each one to her—“To my darling daughter”—with what I calculated to be the year Gretchen would have finished the equivalent of high school. Next to them were braille versions, which Gretchen had commissioned. The covers showed a woman with short blond hair and an exaggerated expression apparently romping through comic adventures with her social set, who, the plot summaries informed us, didn’t approve of the heroine’s ambition.
I want to thank you for all the work you’re putting into it. I knew the photos were in a state, but I didn’t realize how bad of one. ” She pushed her eyebrows together. I could tell how hard that was for her to say. ” Gretchen teared up. “It was magical, those youngest years. Not just seeing—though seeing was good, of course—but it was what I saw! Mother had such a way of creating moments. She lived a life then that was … exotic and exhilarating … hotels and airplanes…. I tagged along. Did you see the picture?
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