The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, November 2021

Michael Brock is a lawyer for the firm Drake and Sweeney, a huge law firm in D.C. Michael is on his way to becoming a top-notch lawyer, there is even talk of him becoming a partner. But one day, a homeless man walked into the building and held eight men hostage. He gave a speech about the homeless, and how these lawyers could use their money for them. This speech, in a life or death moment, flipped a switch in Michael. He drops his job, leaving behind everything, to work for a firm that helps the homeless. But in doing some research, he finds that Drake and Sweeney have a deep secret, one that he knows and that the firm doesn’t want the public to know.