The Street Lawyer - The review

It may seem a strange choice to review a novel coming 10 years old, however, this continues to be located on my shelf getting dusty, and as it is the only Grisham book I haven't read, I made a decision to dip into it as i waited for your new Lee Child to be sold. I'm glad I did so.- Bronx DUI LAWYER

It tells the tale of Michael Brock, Corporate Lawyer earning big bucks, pretty wife, fast lane to partner status and millionairedom. Things are rosy until a bizarre incident occurs. A vagrant, a street dweller hijacks the lawyers inside their tower-block office and before he is able to describe his demands, special-forces blow him away. The vagrant's brains are splashed over Brock's face. It changes his lifestyle, but then it could.

He starts to take an interest in the homeless, he resigns his cushy job and big bucks, loses his wife, and takes on pro bono unpaid legal work with behalf of the street people, and that is just the beginning of his journey.

This book concentrates attention on homeless people in American inner cities. Whether their plight has greatly changed in the intervening 10 years I've no idea, but my guess is things haven't altered much.

Of course with Mister Grisham's books the narrative rushes along. I used to be never lured to duck any pages and it's also very easy to understand why he's got shifted a lot of copies of his books over time. I liked that one a lot. It was thought provoking, retained attention throughout, despite the fact that I type of guessed the ending a long time before I personally arrived there, I used to be never disappointed.

If you want Grisham, you may like this. Unless you like Grisham you'll likely still like it. Definitely recommended.

Coincidentally this very day John Grisham was in London to collect a very long time achievement award for amongst other things, selling over 250 million books. Incredibly he stated he had never won an award before. Perhaps writers ought to be more valued by us all, and feted too.- Bronx DUI LAWYER