The Rainmaker

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 608 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....

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

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Narrator Frank Muller's voice is just right for conveying both lawyer Rudy Baylor's early cynicism and restoration in Grisham's crowd-pleasing 1995 title. The story pits Rudy against two Goliaths: a ... Read full review

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Do you enjoy watching shows such as “Law and Order,” with heated courtroom brawls and protected witnesses? Shows such as these closely resemble the events in the action-packed novel, “The Rainmaker.”
Rudy Baylor attends law school at the Memphis State University. He will not have a job out of college and works as a bartender at a local bar. He stumbles across a bad faith case against a fraudulent insurance company with the possibility of a large verdict. Rudy has no courtroom experience and is now going up against the best lawyers in the country. Except he has one advantage, he is right.

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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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