Causa justa (The Street Lawyer)

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El hombre de las botas entra en el ascensor sin que nadie lo vea, a pesar del acre olor a humo y a vino barato, y a pesar de su ropa raída. Está fuera de lugar en las oficinas de Drake Sweeney, uno de los gabinetes legales más lujosos de Washington. Donde todo el mundo ansía poder y dinero, él sólo busca respuestas a una pregunta urgente e ingenua: quiere saber por qué unos tienen tanto y unos tienen tan poco. Precisamente eso, el no tener ni siquiera nada que perder, lo que le proporciona el arrojo necesario ...
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El hombre de las botas entra en el ascensor sin que nadie lo vea, a pesar del acre olor a humo y a vino barato, y a pesar de su ropa raída. Está fuera de lugar en las oficinas de Drake Sweeney, uno de los gabinetes legales más lujosos de Washington. Donde todo el mundo ansía poder y dinero, él sólo busca respuestas a una pregunta urgente e ingenua: quiere saber por qué unos tienen tanto y unos tienen tan poco. Precisamente eso, el no tener ni siquiera nada que perder, lo que le proporciona el arrojo necesario para someter a interrogatorio a nueve abogados del gabinete. Cuando todo termine, por trágico que sea el final, ocho de ellos lo olvidarán todo de inmediato. Al fin y al cabo, su profesión presupone el ejercicio permanente del olvido, Sin embargo uno de ellos, Michel Brock, será incapaz de olvidar. La memoria, convertida en combustible de la curiosidad despertará también en él preguntas atrevidas, preguntas viejas e inoportunas. Y sobre todo, despertará su conciencia

English Translation: The man of the boots enters the elevator without nobody sees it, in spite of the pungent scent smoke and cheap wine, and in spite of its abraded clothes. She is outside place in the offices of Drake Sweeney, one of the more luxurious legal cabinets of Washington. Where everybody ansía to be able and money, he only looks for answers an urgent and ingenuous question: he wants to know why they have so much and they have so little. Indeed that, not to have not even anything to lose, which provides to him I throw necessary to put under interrogation to nine lawyers of thecabinet. When everything finishes, by tragic that is the end, eight of them will forget everything immediately to it. After all, its profession estimates the permanent exercise of the forgetfulness, Nevertheless one of them, Michel Brock, will be incapable to forget. The memory, turned into fuel of the curiosity will also wake up in him bold questions, old and inopportune questions. And mainly, conscience will wake up his

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788440681799
  • Publisher: Ediciones B
  • Publication date: 4/16/1998
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 414

Meet the Author

John Grisham
The master of the legal thriller, John Grisham was a criminal and civil lawyer in Mississippi when his first book, A Time to Kill, was published. But it was his next book, The Firm, that became a blockbuster and established him as king of the genre.

Biography

As a young boy in Arkansas, John Grisham dreamed of being a baseball player. Fortunately for his millions of fans, that career didn't pan out. His family moved to Mississippi in 1967, where Grisham eventually received a law degree from Ole Miss and established a practice in Southaven for criminal and civil law. In 1983, Grisham was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1990.

While working as an attorney, Grisham witnessed emotional testimony from the case of a young girl's rape. Naturally inquisitive, Grisham's mind started to wander: what if the terrible crime yielded an equally terrible revenge? These questions of right and wrong were the subject of his first novel, A Time to Kill (1988), written in the stolen moments before and between court appearances. The book wasn't widely distributed, but his next title would be the one to bring him to the national spotlight. The day after he finished A Time to Kill, Grisham began work on The Firm (1991), the story of a whiz kid attorney who joins a crooked law firm. The book was an instant hit, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise.

With the success of The Firm, Grisham resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives to focus exclusively on his writing. What followed was a string of bestselling legal thrillers that demonstrated the author's uncanny ability to capture the unique drama of the courtroom. Several of his novels were turned into blockbuster movies.

In 1996, Grisham returned to his law practice for one last case, honoring a promise he had made before his retirement. He represented the family of a railroad worker who was killed on the job, the case went to trial, and Grisham won the largest verdict of his career when the family was awarded more than $650,000.

Although he is best known for his legal thrillers, Grisham has ventured outside the genre with several well-received novels (A Painted House, Bleachers, et al) and an earnest and compelling nonfiction account of small-town justice gone terribly wrong (The Innocent Man). The popularity of these stand-alones proves that Grisham is no mere one-trick pony but a gifted writer with real "legs."

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A prolific writer, it takes Grisham an average of six months to complete a novel.

Grisham has the right to approve or reject whoever is cast in movies based on his books. He has even written two screenplays himself: Mickey and The Gingerbread Man.

Baseball is one of Grisham's great loves. He serves as the local Little League commissioner and has six baseball diamonds on his property, where he hosts games.

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    1. Hometown:
      Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 8, 1955
    2. Place of Birth:
      Jonesboro, Arkansas
    1. Education:
      B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981
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