The Street LawyerBy John Grisham
Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, three years away from a partnership. He was a rising star, with no time to waste, no time to stop, not time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this homeless man? Michael did some digging and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted from the firm, and took a top secret file with him. He landed in the streets, a poverty lawyer, an advocate for the homeless. And a thief.