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Apr 25, Pages. Jan 05, Pages. Feb 15, Pages. Mar 16, Pages. Jul 05, Minutes. In a seedy D. 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. 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. From the Paperback edition. And not a single person in the world could do a damned thing about it, unless they killed him.
And that wouldn't be such a bad idea either. The great man's head nodded, then wobbled and rested on his shoulder. He was asleep again. Kline quietly stepped away, and returned to his research in the library.
He would return in half an hour to check the oxygen and give Abe his pills. The outer office is used for small receptions and formal gatherings, and the inner office is where the Chief works.
The door to the inner office was closed, and the room was filled with the Chief, his three law clerks, the captain of the Supreme Court police, three FBI agents, and K. Lewis, deputy director, FBI. The mood was serious, and a serious effort was under way to ignore the noise from the streets below.
It was difficult. The Chief and Lewis discussed the latest series of death threats, and everyone else just listened. The clerks took notes. In the past sixty days, the Bureau had logged over two hundred threats, a new record.
There was the usual assortment of "Bomb the Court! Runyan made no effort to hide his anxiety. Working from a confidential FBI summary, he read the names of individuals and groups suspected of threats. The Klan, the Aryans, the Nazis, the Palestinians, the black separatists, the pro-lifers, the homophobics. Even the IRA.
Everyone, it seemed, but the Rotarians and the Boy Scouts. A Middle East group backed by the Iranians had threatened blood on American soil in retaliation for the deaths of two justice ministers in Tehran. There was absolutely no evidence the murders were linked to the U. A new domestic terrorist unit of recent fame known as the Underground Army had killed a federal trial judge in Texas with a car bomb.
No arrests had been made, but the UA claimed responsibility. It was also the prime suspect in a dozen bombings of ACLU offices, but its work was very clean.
We're not worried," K. Lewis answered casually. The climate is right, don't you think? Not Chief Justice, nor Mr. Chief Justice.
Just Chief. I'd hate for some group to be left out.
Lewis laid his copy of the summary on the Chief's desk. We'll use limousines with escorts to and from work, and the Supreme Court police will provide backup and secure this building. The Director thinks the justices should remain in the D. Is he crazy? If I asked my brethren to follow that request they would all leave town tonight and travel for the next month.
That's absurd. Truly absurd. Lewis was unmoved. This was expected. Just a suggestion. He would, however, expect to be notified in advance of all travel plans so that we can arrange security. That's our plan. These people are not accustomed to being baby-sat. And they're not accustomed to being stalked either. We're just trying to protect you and your honorable brethren, sir.
Of course, no one says we have to do anything. I think, sir, that you called us. We can leave, if you wish. It's an easy place to secure. We don't expect trouble here. The noise was louder. The streets are full of idiots and maniacs and zealots. Listen, Chief, we're very concerned about Justice Rosenberg. He still refuses to allow our men inside his home; makes them sit in a car in the street all night.
He will allow his favorite Supreme Court officer--what's his name? Ferguson--to sit by the back door, outside, but only from 10 P. No one gets in the house but Justice Rosenberg and his male nurse. The place is not secure. Rosenberg's death, by any means or method, would be a relief. No, it would be a glorious occasion. The Chief would have to wear black and give a eulogy, but behind locked doors he would chuckle with his law clerks.
Runyan liked this thought. I've explained to him that he is probably the most hated man in America, that millions of people curse him every day, that most folks would like to see him dead, that he receives four times the hate mail as the rest of us combined, and that he would be a perfect and easy target for assassination. He fears nothing, including death, and if he's not sweating it, why should you? It's very simple. If one of you guys gets hurt, the Bureau looks bad.
The racket from outside was unnerving. This meeting had dragged on long enough. In the legal mystery, the lawyer is solving the case, but the fact that he or she is a lawyer has little bearing on the story - the individual could easily be a private detective or journalist.
In the legal thriller, the law and its corruption is an integral part of the plot. A legal thriller usually reveals whodunit midway through the story. The plot focuses more on whether the culprit will be caught i. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham can be classified as a legal thriller, like most of his other novels.
The primary characteristic of a legal thriller is that it involves the legal system and its corruption. However, complexities of the law must not swamp the story. Some legal experience is valuable but not essential. The author needs to feel comfortable in the legal world and must be willing to undertake the research that will be required. Darby Shaw, a law student and also the protagonist of the novel, plans to look for some connection between the two murders.
She discusses her plan with her boyfriend and law professor Thomas Callahan, who enlists the help of an old friend and FBI agent Gavin Verheek. While Darby is busy investigating, a violent cover up that stretches all the way to the White House is being engineered.
All his novels revolve around the law and the government. The Pelican Brief is a classic chase story of one person taking on a large force, whether it is the government, the legal establishment or big business.
The connection with the law in this novel is the fact that Darby Shaw is a law student and she exposes the way in which the law can be twisted by people who have the money and influence to do so. A legal thriller also provides interesting insights into difficulties members of the public find themselves in when they get caught up in a complex web of greed and corruption.
In The Pelican Brief, Darby Shaw writes a legal brief exploring a possible theory which connects both the murders. The brief contains a speculation that the assassinations were committed on behalf of Victor Mattiece, an oil tycoon who seeks to drill on Louisiana marshland which happens to be the habitat of an endangered species of pelican in the United States.
The judges who were killed were both environmentalists, forbade the drilling. Therefore Mattiece, who had a pre-existing business relationship with the President of the United States, eliminated both the judges hoping that the new judges appointed by the President to replace the old ones, will more likely rule the case in his favour.
After Darby shows the brief to Callahan, he shows it to agent Verheek. Both Callahan and Verheek are killed soon after. Darby is later chased by ruthless killers across the country, and along the way, teams up with Washington Post reporter Gray Grantham, to prove that the Pelican brief is correct.