HE'S A YOUNG LAWYER WHO DOES YARD WORK IN EXCHANGE FOR RENT. THEN ONE LITTLE CASE BEGINS TO EXPLODE...
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... read more
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,... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
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 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.
“However deep my inexperience runs, I truly believe Judge Kipler will save me from myself”Rudy Baylor
“I truly believe Leo is sliding off the edge. When this case started he was quite the gentleman, a very polished pro both in courtroom and out. Now he acts like a pouting sophomore.”Rudy Baylor
I learn an enormously valuable lesson. He’s just a man. He might be a legendary trial lawyer with lots of notches in his belt, but he’s just another man.Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
“Anyone can cook a trout. The real art is in hooking the damned thing.”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
Old grudges are dismissed. Life is too short to despise people who simply can’t help what they’ve done.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
Deck has reduced the Canons of Ethics to the Big Three: Fight for your client, don’t steal, try not to lie.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
A TIME TO KILL THE FIRM THE PELICAN BRIEF THE CLIENT THE CHAMBER THE RAINMAKERHighlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Law school is nothing but three years of wasted stress. We spend countless hours digging for information we’ll never need. We are bombarded with lectures that are instantly forgotten. We memorize cases and statutes which will be reversed and amended tomorrow. If I’d spent fifty hours a week for the past three years training under a good lawyer, then I would be a good lawyer. Instead, I’m a nervous third-year student afraid of the simplest of legal problems and terrified of my impending bar exam.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
The people in claims are the poorest trained, least paid of all. It’s that way in every insurance company.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
So this is how the uninsured die. In a society filled with wealthy doctors and gleaming hospitals and state-of-the-art medical gadgetry and the bulk of the world’s Nobel winners, it seems outrageous to allow Donny Ray Black to wither away and die without proper medical care.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Professor Smoot, an oafish egghead complete with crooked bow tie, bushy hair and red suspenders,Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
THE KING OF TORTS BLEACHERS THE LAST JUROR THE BROKER THE INNOCENT MANHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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