WorldCat Identities

Beck, Michael 1949-

Works: 92 works in 518 publications in 6 languages and 23,350 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Drama  Legal stories  Biography  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Musical films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3557.R5355, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Beck
The appeal by John Grisham( Recording )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grisham's first legal thriller since The broker. In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst 'cancer cluster' in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice
Sycamore row by John Grisham( Recording )

25 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suspense never rests when A Time to Kill 's Jake Brigance fights the good fight once again. Often named an all-time favorite by John Grisham's legions of fans, the book that started it all gets a brand-new chapter. America's favorite storyteller returns to Ford County, Mississippi, where defense attorney Jake Brigance will have to fight for justice in a trial that could tear the small town of Clanton apart
The summons by John Grisham( Recording )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. For the first time since A Time to Kill, the author returns to Ford County, Mississippi, a place rich in colorful characters and dark family secrets, for his latest legal thriller
The Broker by John Grisham( Recording )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington power broker, Joel Blackman, receives a surprise pardon from a lame-duck president. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Blackman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first
The last juror by John Grisham( Recording )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guilty, and he was sentenced to life in prison. But in Mississippi in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life," and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began
The king of torts by John Grisham( Recording )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clay Carter, a public defender, reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts
A time to kill by John Grisham( Recording )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Clanton, Mississippi, two men rape a ten-year-old girl. It's horrible, and the town reacts with proper respect for the facts. Until the girl's father takes justice into his own hands with a newly acquired assault rifle. That turns Clanton inside out, and for ten days the city is a nightmare, caught in the glare of burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire. Through it all, Jake Brigance, attorney for the defense, struggles to save his client's life, and then his own!
The brethren by John Grisham( Recording )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three former judges at the Trumble, a minimum security federal prison camp, form a group called The Brethren that handles cases for other inmates, practice law without a license and mete jailhouse justice. When they start a mail scam, it ensnares the wrong victim who might have power and connections to put an end to the group's activities
The warriors by Walter Hill( Visual )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Warriors, a New York City street gang, are unfairly blamed for the death of a rival gang leader. Now they must fight for their lives against armies of gangs that outnumber the police 5 to 1!
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Recording )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a landmark tobacco trial the jury starts to behave strangely. Are they being manipulated or even controlled?
The street lawyer by John Grisham( Recording )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer working his way to the top of a giant D.C. firm discovers a dirty secret that involves his employers, and leaves with a top-secret file
The partner by John Grisham( Recording )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They watched Danilo Silva for days before they grabbed him. He was living alone in a modest house. No evidence was seen of the fortune they thought he had stolen. Danilo had a past. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young law partner. One cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car. All that was buried were his ashes. Patrick watched the funeral from a distance. He fled. Then a fortune was stolen from his firm. So he fled some more. And then they found him
The rainmaker by John Grisham( Recording )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt and ruthless companies in America--and exposing a complex, multi-bilion dollar insurance scam
The chamber by John Grisham( Recording )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young lawyer asks to take over the case of a death-row inmate, accused of bombing the offices of a civil rights advocate 22 years earlier, his reasons don't seem immediately clear
A darkness more than night by Michael Connelly( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrence McCaleb is asked by the L.A.P.D. to help them investigate a series of murders that have them baffled. They are the kind of ritualized killings that McCaleb specialized in solving with the FBI, and he is reluctantly drawn from his peaceful new life back into the horror and excitement of tracking down a terrifying homicidal maniac
Xanadu by Robert Greenwald( Visual )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful muse is sent from up above to inspire a struggling artist and help motivate him to open a roller-disco. The dazzling soundtrack includes the hit songs Magic; I'm Alive; All Over the World; Suddenly and the title song Xanadu
My life by Bill Clinton( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Bill Clinton's MY LIFE is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and ideals
Sam Elliott double feature : Gone to Texas and Blue River( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gone to Texas: The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas
Gone to Texas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true-life story of Sam Houston, the frontier hero and statesman whose bravery and vision led to the creation of the Republic of Texas
The Golden seal by Steve Railsback( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden seal used to live among the Aleut people as a benevolent, protective spirit but when man began to hunt her, she vanished. According to legend, she will come back one day in the middle of a ferocious storm to someone pure in heart. None pass the test except for a boy who, pure and undaunted, befriends her rather than lusts for the bounty placed upon her pelt
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The appeal
Alternative Names
Michael Beck acteur américain

Michael Beck actor estadounidense

Michael Beck Amerikaans acteur

Michael Beck amerikansk skådespelare

Michael Beck amerikansk skodespelar

Michael Beck amerikansk skuespiller

Michael Beck amerykański aktor

Michael Beck attore statunitense

Michael Beck pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Michael Beck US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Майкл Бек

מייקל בק

מייקל בק שחקן אמריקאי

مایکل بک بازیگر آمریکایی

ميخائيل بيك ممثل أمريكي


The summonsThe BrokerThe last jurorThe king of tortsA time to killThe brethrenThe runaway juryThe street lawyer