The Pelican Brief Summary
John Grisham

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The Pelican Brief Summary

After a consummate professional assassinates two Supreme Court justices, the surviving justices, the FBI, the CIA, the White House, a law professor in New Orleans, and his beautiful, brilliant student/lover, look for a motive. Darby Shaw discovers the link, which she describes in the "pelican brief," which kills those who know about it, but is ultimately published and brings the mighty down.

Two of nine Supreme Court Justices refuse FBI bodyguards and...

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