The Pelican Brief

Introducing the story of The Pelican Brief by: John Grisham.

about The Pelican Brief:

The story is a legal-suspense thriller by John Grisham, published in 1992 by Doubleday. It is his third novel after A Time to Kill and The Firm. John Grisham has written many of her books in the legal genre. and incidentally The Pelican Brief is in the same category. In fact, this story takes legal case into a criminal and environmental story.

Louisiana wetland habitats are very important to pelicans. The brown pelican with the scientific name Pelecanus occidentalis is the symbol of the state of Louisiana, and the name of the story refers to this point. This story examines the efforts of oil companies to extract oil from important bird habitats in Louisiana under criminal law cases, which happens to be very interesting.

In this story, a law student tries to uncover a complex crime behind the exploitation of these important wetlands. It is worth noting in 1993, an exciting American legal film of the same name was made, directed by Alan J. Pakula.

About the author:

John Grisham (born February 8, 1955) is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician.
he graduated from school of law at mississippi state university. he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. He also served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi.

His first novel was Time to Kill. His first best-selling book was The Firm. Yet his eight novels have been adapted into films, which are: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.


The story begins with the assassinations of two ideologically divergent Supreme Court Justices. This shocking news is baffling to both the White House and the F.B.I.. The president senses that there may be a political connection to his administration that could be damaging to his reelection bid.

So the president demands an answer from the F.B.I.. But the FBI fails to establish come up with a credible list of suspects. Meanwhile in New Orleans, Darby Shaw, a Tulane law student, writes a legal brief detailing her theory on why they were killed. But Darby suspects that there may be a plot to pack the Court with conservatives.

After reviewing hundreds of cases, darby writes a brief based on her research which reveals a surprising link to the murders that took place.

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The Pelican Brief-John Grisham