Grisham, John: The Pelican Brief

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The Pelican Brief By John Grisham Author John Grisham was born in Arkansas in 1955 and received his law degree from Ole Miss in 1981. He specialised in criminal defence in his law practice. John began writing in 1984 and published his first novel A Time to Kill in 1988. It was released as a major motion picture in the summer of 1996. All of Grisham s novels have been bestsellers and many will be made into motion pictures. The Pelican Brief is a political thriller, it was published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc. New York in 1992. Plot In a cold October night the two famous judges Rosenberg and Jensen are killed. The police does not know anything about the murderer. Thomas Callahan, a law-professor, cannot believe it. He had worked for Rosenberg a few years ago. He is very shocked about the killings. His girlfriend Darby Shaw, a law-student, is very interested in the case. She decides to start a file about the two mysterious murders. She works a whole week for the file but then she gives it up, because she thinks that her theory is impossible. But Callahan likes it and gives the file to his old friend Gavin Verheek who works as a lawyer for the FBI. Gavin decides to give it to Denton Voyles, the FBI-president. Voyles decides to investigate into the theory. He informs the White House about the file. Fletcher Coal, the personal assistant of the president of the United States, does not like Voyles plan because the president is also mentioned in the file. He ...

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