The Street Lawyer by John Grisham is a novel about an attorney, Michael Brock, who struggles with the decision to leave a prestigious law firm to work as an advocate for the homeless. If he chooses to leave the big city firm, he will lose not only his reputation, his admiration of family and friends, but a significant chunk of income to the tune of a million dollars a year. When the story begins, he has aspirations of being named a partner of the firm, and his wife is on her way to becoming a high-paying doctor. To all appearances, they have it made. Then an incident occurs that makes him rethink his values. A man, whom he hardly notices on the elevator, except for the smell, walks into the firm and takes Brock hostage along with several of his co-workers. This obviously homeless man has them bare their tax records and tell him how much they’ve contributed to the plight of the homeless out of their millions. The experience strikes a chord with Brock and he strives to find what happened to cause this man to come and do this. He sets out to uncover the truth, much to the chagrin of the firm. This is a must-read. Not only does it entertain, it gives a wake up call to the plight of the homeless. The reader will come away with a sense that more needs to be done in our communities. True to form, John Grisham gives us another novel against a legal backdrop. He carefully weaves a riveting tale that will have you turning pages, anxious to see the fate of Michael Brock along with the cast of characters he has created. If you like legal thrillers filled with corporate intrigue, you’ll like this book. In my opinion, this would make a great movie.