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The Street Lawyer

  • About the Book

    Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers. No time for a conscience.

    But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney.

    The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer.

    And a thief.

  • Praise

    "Compelling...if there's any justice, The Street Lawyer will be his biggest hit yet." —Entertainment Weekly

    "An entertaining read with an important theme."—Chicago Sun-Times

    "The plot surges forward, pulling us along as we turn those pages a mile a minute." –San Francisco Chronicle

    A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club

    From the Paperback edition.

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