John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief was the third novel published by the bestselling author.
Like many of his other books, this story was made into a movie and starred Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington.
This story was first released on February 15, 1992.
The Pelican Brief Book Description
In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the 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’s political dynamite.
Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder – a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds that there is only one person – an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate – she can trust 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 someone has read Darby’s brief – someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.