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    Michael Brock is a lawyer working his way to the top in the Drake & Sweeny law firm. His fast paced life kept him going not realizing how much he missed out on. Until the day he was held as a hostage at his own workplace with of coworkers by a homeless guy, not knowing what he wanted or what would happen.
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    After several hours the homeless guy was shot by a police sniper, which scared everyone. Michael was the closet to the guy and for a second thought he had been shot also. He was covered in blood and body fluids from the homeless guy. After this incident he began wondering if he was at the right job and about his home life.
    He decided to become a street lawyer and after telling his wife his decision to take a job with less money and no benefits they became seperated and she then filed for a divorce. He began searching and realized the company he worked for had illegally evicted homeless people from a building and this caused death to some. He worked long and hard to prove this and in the end Drake & Sweeny realized the mistake, fired the lawyer who done this and began helping Michael Brock help the homeless.

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A wealthy D.C. attorney named Michale Brock works at the law firm of Drake & Sweeney. He is on the fast track to an early partnership, but finds himself taken hostage inside his own firm by a homeless man. After the homeless man is shot by police snipers, Michael finds himself questioning if his profession is the right career for him. He becomes a street lawyer.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   civil suit to get justice

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   frozen Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog    -   little dialog

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