The Rainmaker

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Island Books, 1996 - Fiction - 598 pages
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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....

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User Review  - Sealove - Goodreads

Excellent! Grisham at his finest, and that is saying something! The characters are rich and the weaving of the plot keeps you in it till the end. The audio version of the story is also a treat as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Rudy is not the most distinguished member of his graduating class. He doesn't care. He's got himself a job with a decent firm, nothing great but good enough to hit the ground running. Only, the law ... Read full review

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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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