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The Rainmaker (Hardcover)

Author:  John Grisham
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385424736
ISBN-13: 9780385424738
Sku: 30055241
Publish Date: 5/1/1995
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.5T
Pages:  448
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My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated the legal profession. (from the first line)
In his first courtroom thriller since A Time to Kill, John Grisham tells the story of a young man barely out of law school who finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America - and exposing a complex, multibillion-dollar insurance scam. In his final semester of law school Rudy Baylor is required to provide free legal advice to a group of senior citizens, and it is there that he meets his first "clients", Dot and Buddy Black. Their son, Donny Ray, is dying of leukemia, and their insurance company has flatly refused to pay for his medical treatments. While Rudy is at first skeptical, he soon realizes that the Blacks really have been shockingly mistreated by the huge company, and that he just may have stumbled upon one of the largest insurance frauds anyone's ever seen - and one of the most lucrative and important cases in the history of civil litigation. The problem is, Rudy's flat broke, has no job, hasn't even passed the bar, and is about to go head-to-head with one of the best defense attorneys - and powerful industries - in America.
Memphis lawyer Rudy Baylor thought his law degree would be his ticket to the good life. Now without a job, he pins his hopes on an insurance dispute that has left a family devastated and opened a door to a lawsuit. By the time he gets to court, a heavyweight defense team is assembled against him and Rudy is plunged into a maze of lies and legal maneuvering. The case that started small is exploding into a million-dollar war of nerves, skill, and physical violence--a fight that could cost Rudy his life, or make him the biggest rainmaker in the land.
Author Bio
John Grisham
John Grisham woke up at 5:00 every morning for three years to complete his first novel, A TIME TO KILL. Working as a lawyer and a member of Mississippi's state legislature, Grisham published his debut thriller with a small and somewhat unknown publisher, receiving only local readership in his home state. He finally burst on to the national scene with his second novel, THE FIRM, a legal thriller that sold millions of copies and stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for 47 weeks. Shortly afterward, Grisham moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where he began working on a series of new legal thrillers, including THE PELICAN BRIEF and THE CLIENT, all of which became bestsellers and were subsequently made into successful films. Having graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a law degree in 1981, Grisham went on to base his popular thrillers on his experience as a specialist in criminal defense. His once-unknown debut, A TIME TO KILL, was made into a major motion picture in 1996.


Wall Street Journal
"[Rudy Baylor] is Mr. Grisham's most sympathetic hero and ['The Rainmaker' is his] most engrossing premise since his first runaway success, 'The Firm'." - Tom Nolan

Los Angeles Times
"Great fun to read...the complex plotting is Grisham's major accomplishment."

Times Literary Supplement
"...what must be the first thrilling account of a civil trial to be written." 07/14/1995

Chicago Sun-Times
"A mighty narrative talent and an unerring eye for hot-button this new novel Grisham also reveals for the first time a surpassing knack for comedy."

Entertainment Weekly
"Grisham's vivid minor characters and near-Dickensian zeal for mocking pomposity and privilege are apt to endear him to his many readers all over again."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0448
Product attributePublisher:   Doubleday Books
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