The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

by John Grisham
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Overview

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307576057
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 20,682
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hometown:

Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia

Date of Birth:

February 8, 1955

Place of Birth:

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Education:

B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981

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The Rainmaker 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 189 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and i read it when i was only 11.
LillyParksONBooks More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had a little of everything, legal action as well as a romance. I had a hard time putting it down! The author's writing style is very entertaining and unique and I love his sense of humor in this story.
cafereadsblogspotcom More than 1 year ago
A David-and-Goliath story never gets old, even if a story about evil corporations does. This book, through its adept narration and quirky characters, tugs at readers' heartstrings regardless of political views. The plot may not be fresh, but the characters are quirky and the dialogue and narration are crisp. Why Grisham chose first person point of view and present tense is beyond me, but the writing in this book is witty, sarcastic and engaging. Also, unlike most other Grisham novels, The Rainmaker has a protagonist who is somewhat realistic and a cast of characters who could be your next-door neighbors. If you want to read a Grisham novel, then read The Rainmaker. This book is Grisham at his best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like books that keep my attention and just keeps me reading. Grisham's style of writing is excellent in keeping your interest. It's a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as I said above, and with the added bonus that the proof-reading (when transferring into the e-book format)is much better than usual -- I didn't notice any of the normal "he" instead of "the", etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a spellbinding book from start to finish. A very enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story keeps you wanting more! My favorite book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a way of keeping you wanting to find out more about Rudy Baylor and his many obstacles since law school. It is realistic, suspensful, and relatable.
mre-rtr More than 1 year ago
Fabulous plot, entertaining and everything i expect from this author!
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Grisham writes a good mystery about lawyers as a large insurance company is taken on by a lowly lawyer. As most Grisham books it is lengthy, yet holds the reader's interest to the end.
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