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The Pelican Brief

Grisham, John

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ISBN 10: 0385421982 / ISBN 13: 9780385421980
Published by Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine condition Stated First Edition March 1992, First Printing 10 number line 1,3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4,2 brown boards with black cloth quarter spine with bright gold lettering, 371 pages are clean and tight, unmarked, appears unread, brown end pages, (Farr) written top right cover page, jacket is very good with mild wear, Bookseller Inventory # 000269

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Title: The Pelican Brief

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper  on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy  D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to  death... The next day America learns that two of its  Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And  in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a  legal brief... To Darby Shaw it was no more than a  legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the  Washington establishment it was political dynamite.  Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder  intended for her. Going underground, she finds  there is only one person she can trust -- an  ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate  -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle.  Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the  White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is  being engineered. For somone has read Darby's  brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the  evidence of an unthinkable crime.

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Anthony Heald gives an uncommonly compelling performance narrating this fast-paced legal thriller. The action begins with the fierce assassinations of two Supreme Court justices. Too unlikely to be coincidental, the murders have no identifiable connection until a young law student uncovers a hidden link, exposing herself and those around her to deadly consequences. Heald uses the flexibility of his voice to conjure up a large cast of diverse characters. He crafts his delivery expertly, heightening the already substantial suspense and carrying the story to its dramatic conclusion. (Running time: 6 hours, 4 cassettes) --George Laney

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