The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

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John Grisham's five novels -- A Time To Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client , and The Chamber -- have been number one best-sellers, and have a combined total of 47 million copies in print. Now, in The Rainmaker , Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time To Kill , and weaves a riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, this is another spellbinding read from the most popular author of our time.

Grisham's sixth spellbinding novel of legal intrigue and corporate greed displays all of the intricate plotting, fast-paced action, humor, and suspense that have made him the most popular author of our time. 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 hs 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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1995
ISBN: 9780385424738
Branch Call Number: FIC/GRI


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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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