He's a young lawyer who does yard work in exchange for rent, then one little case begins to explode.... 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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“I'm Ron Black,” he says, sitting in the chair next to mine. “The twin.” He's lean
and fit, not very tall. “Nice to meet you,” I say. “So you're the lawyer.” He's holding
a canned soft drink. “That's me. Rudy Baylor. I'm sorry about your brother.” “
He grew up here, in this house and this neighborhood, and it's obvious he has no
use for his past. The funeral is tomorrow at two, and I'll bet Ron Black is on a
plane back to Houston by five. The crowd thins then swells, but the food remains.
Instead of retreating behind a harmless question or even taking his seat, he
makes one last mistake with Dot Black. ... All we need from Ron is the fact that the
tests were run on him, he was a perfect match for his twin brother and that at all ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sparkleandchico - LibraryThing
One of my favourite Grisham books. Great drama in the courtroom as Rudy Baylor, novice lawyer sues established, wealthy insurance company Great Benefit. Their crime? Repeatedly denying the claim of a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing
I really liked this book overall, it had a great beginning, great intermediate and excellent courtroom action however I found the ending to be a bit of a let down. I understand where the author was ... Read full review