WorldCat Identities

Beck, Michael 1949-

Works: 100 works in 538 publications in 6 languages and 21,857 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Drama  Legal stories  Biography  Thrillers (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 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a judge returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste in a small Mississippi town, the company's billionaire owner seeks to influence the appeal process by using his money to "buy" a seat on the state Supreme Court
The summons by John Grisham( Recording )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Atlee is a professor of law, he's forty-three, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. His father, Judge Atlee, has become a recluse. With the end in sight, he issues a summons for both sons to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of his estate
The Broker by John Grisham( Recording )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,906 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 )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,814 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 )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,338 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
Sycamore row by John Grisham( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,032 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
A time to kill by John Grisham( Recording )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of uncertain justice in a small Missisppi town that probes the savage depths of racial violence. A young defense attorney struggles to prove his case and stay alive
The warriors by Walter Hill( Visual )

50 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 996 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 brethren by John Grisham( Recording )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, a "camp" home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals --drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks one doctor, at least five lawyers
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Recording )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 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 828 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 761 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 form. 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 718 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 703 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 )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrence McCaleb is asked by the LAPD 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. More horrifying still, the suspect who seems to fit the profile that McCaleb develops is someone he has known and worked with in the past: Detective Harry Bosch
Xanadu( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny, an aging musician who wants to open a nightclub, and Sonny, a young artist, are both searching for inspiration. Kira, a beautiful mythical muse, is brought to earth in order to help both men fulfill their dreams
My life by Bill Clinton( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 460 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 245 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 171 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 the boy, who pure and undaunted, befriends her rather than lusts for the bounty placed upon her pelt
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The appeal
The summonsThe BrokerThe last jurorThe king of tortsA time to killThe brethrenThe runaway juryThe street lawyer
Alternative Names
Michael Beck

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Майкл Бек

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