The main character in this book is Michael Brock, a lawyer working for Drake & Sweeney. One day a homeless manccalled „MISTER“ comes into the firm and holds Michael and other lawyers hostages. Michael and the lawyers manage to get out of the situation but the homeless man was kill by one policeman. Michael finds out later that the homeless man had been evicted from a wherehouse where he was paying rents and Drake & Sweeney was responsible for the eviction. Michael asked a lawyer, at his firm, if he could see the file about the eviction but the lawyer refused. Michael started helping Mordecai Green, a lawyer for the homeless, and soon Michael left Drake & Sweeny and became a laywer for the homeless, a street laywer. But just before he officially left his firm, he stole the eviction file that he wanted to see.
Micheal copied the file and he started to find more about the eviction and realized it was illegal and Drake & Sweeney were responsible for wrongful deaths of some homeless people, who had died after being evicted. When the firm found things about the missing file, Michael was wanted for Grand Larceny and they were pressing criminal charges. Micheal filed a suit against his ex firm, with the help, of Mordecai Green, and they were representing the evictees. The partners of Drake & Sweeney, knowing that they were wrong, met with Mordecai Green to settle on an agreement without a jury. They were offering Mordecai and Michael $770,000 and two-year suspension for Michael for stealing file. From Mordecai an offer of $5 millions and a one-year suspension for Michael. If Drake & Sweeney agreed everything would be over without public about it but if they disagreed, Mordecai would bring in a jury and was confident of winning Drake & Sweeney.
6. červen 2008