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Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone: A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it's all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived--and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice.
But there's one break Michael can't make--from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets.
Michael was a rising star at "Drake and Sweeney", a giant Washington DC firm with 800 lawyers. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Michael did some digging, and found a dirty little secret, which involved "Drake and Sweeney".
A young, high-flying lawyer is on the way to the top, when a violent encounter with a homeless man changes his life forever. An attempt to identify the man leads to the discovery of a dark secret, which ultimately lands the lawyer himself on the streets. "..suspense, drama and meticulous attention to detail... " "The Sunday Mirror". Grisham's latest hardback, "The Testament", is published simultaneously in Century hardback.