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The Rainmaker: A Novel

by John Grisham

Random House Publishing Group | December 27, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 3.94 × 7.48 × 1.18 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345531930

ISBN - 13: 9780345531933

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The Rainmaker: A Novel

by John Grisham

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 3.94 × 7.48 × 1.18 in

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345531930

ISBN - 13: 9780345531933

About the Book

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
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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CHAPTER ONE MY DECISION to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated  the legal profession. I was a young teenager, clumsy, embarrassed by my awkwardness,  frustrated with life, horrified of puberty, about to be shipped off to a military school by my father for insubordination. He was an ex-Marine who believed boys should live by  the crack of the whip. I''d developed a quick tongue and an aversion to discipline, and his  solution was simply to send me away. It was years before I forgave him. He was also an industrial engineer who worked seventy hours a week for a  company that made, among many other items, ladders. Because by their very  nature ladders are dangerous devices, his company became a frequent target of  lawsuits. And because he handled design, my father was the favorite choice to  speak for the company in depositions and trials. I can''t say that I blame him  for hating lawyers, but I grew to admire them because they made his life so  miserable. He''d spend eight hours haggling with them, then hit the martinis as  soon as he walked in the door. No hellos. No hugs. No dinner. Just an hour or  so of continuous bitching while he slugged down four martinis then passed out  in his battered recliner. One trial lasted three weeks, and when it ended with  a large verdict against the company my mother call
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

Editorial Reviews

"A taut and terrific page-turner."-Entertainment Weekly

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

"The pace is fast, the characters quirky, the result entertaining."-USA Today
 
"[Grisham is] a mighty narrative talent."-Chicago Sun-Times

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