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ISBN13: 9780440221654
ISBN10: 044022165x
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It's summer in Memphis.  The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels.  Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life.  Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer...except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it.

By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him. And suddenly he's in over his head, plunged into a nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings.  A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill and outright violence--a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land....

Synopsis:

Bestselling author John Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time to Kill to weave this riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, The Rainmaker provides another spellbinding, thrill-a-minute read.

About the Author

JOHN GRISHAM is the author of Skipping Christmas, A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.

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prince_friday_f1, August 25, 2012 (view all comments by prince_friday_f1)
you never know what gonna happen, it's always surprise me.
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New Jersey reader, August 18, 2012 (view all comments by New Jersey reader)
One of Grisham's early books, and a great read. The story is told in the first person by Rudy Baylor, who is at the end of his 3 years of law school in Memphis, and is about to graduate. During the last activity in one of his classes, he visits a senior center where he meets a couple who believe an insurance company has wrongfully denied a claim for medical treatment for their ill son. The story progresses as Rudy graduates, passes the bar exam, loses a job, opens his own law firm, sues the insurance company, and takes on the defending lawyer from the most powerful law firm in Memphis. Along the way he befriends a young woman who is on the receiving end of serious mistreatment from her abusive husband.
Although some of the plot details seem rather unrealistic, Rudy's narration of his adventure is enormously enjoyable to read. A perfect book to take on a long summer vacation.
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areader17, January 26, 2012 (view all comments by areader17)
It pulled me along into the legal world, making me feel sympathy for a lawyer!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440221654
Author:
Grisham, John
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Tennessee
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Insurance crimes
Subject:
Memphis (Tenn.) Fiction.
Subject:
Memphis
Subject:
Memphis (Tenn.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
95-1
Publication Date:
January 1996
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.90x4.18x1.36 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author John Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time to Kill to weave this riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, The Rainmaker provides another spellbinding, thrill-a-minute read.
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