The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

Book - 1995
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Random House, Inc.
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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Baker & Taylor
The intricacies of the American legal system come alive in a tale of courtroom drama, corporate greed, intrigue, and danger

& Taylor

The intricacies of the American legal system come to life in a riveting and suspenseful tale of corporate greed, legal machinations, courtroom drama, and peril. By the best-selling author of A Time to Kill and The Pelican Brief. (Adventure & Suspense).

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1995
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780385475129
Characteristics: 774 p. (large print)


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Sep 16, 2017

Absolutely loved this book. It has plenty of humour and courtroom drama although a sad unexpected ending. A great author that very seldom fails.

Jul 27, 2017

Loved the "good versus evil" theme. Sad ending, but a great read. Five stars!!

Dec 10, 2015

Not my favorite Grisham book but still a very good read. Entertaining, with a little bit of everything

Jun 24, 2012

A David-and-Goliath story never gets old, even if a story about evil corporations does. The plot may not be fresh, but the characters are quirky and the dialogue and narration are crisp. If you want to read a Grisham novel, then read The Rainmaker. This book is Grisham at his best.

Aug 16, 2011

Enjoyed the read. 7 of 10 for me.


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