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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