The Rainmaker by John Grisham

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Read The Rainmaker Online Free - 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, inThe 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Title : The Rainmaker
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ISBN : 0385339607
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 419 pages


Stephen rated it ★★★☆☆

February 18, 2012

“I'm alone and outgunned, scared and inexperienced, but I'm right.” Smooth, savvy, satisfying…I think this is my new favorite John Grisham novel. While not heavy on scholarly nuance, it has some depth and is crisp, right-hearted, expertly paced and reads like ice-cold lemonade on the porch in sum...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

April 25, 2009

Why did I like this book so much? Because it showed the "other" side of lawyering - the side that isn't romanticized in Grisham's other novels. For once, there were no mobsters, no politicians with hidden agendas, no paranoid millionaires with money to burn, no fresh-out-of-college rookies who la...

Max rated it ★★★☆☆

April 10, 2012

A very sloppy beginning and an even worse sloppy ending. The beginning I found meandering. There were just too many plot lines that contained no suspense or anything that grabbed me. I couldn't even feel anything for the main character until close to the middle of the book. The middle of the book...

Asghar rated it ★★★★★

May 11, 2017

My favorite Grisham novel. This is the best one in my opinion. The only one of his books I kept. Rest, I gave them away. Because I have outgrown him . OK, I lied. I kept his Brethren novel too. But you get my point. This was him getting as close to being a poet as he could. *Saying it in South Park...

Karen rated it ★★★★☆

March 25, 2016

One of Grisham's books that I forgot I had read a long time back. Very good!!

Natalie rated it ★★★★☆

January 29, 2018

One of my favourite Grisham books. Great drama in the courtroom as Rudy Baylor, novice lawyer sues established, wealthy insurance company Great Benefit. Their crime? Repeatedly denying the claim of a terminally ill young man apparently just because they could...or so they thought. This book really...

Mahlon rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2016

Leave it to John Grisham to turn a story that pivots on the technical language of an insurance policy into a riveting court room drama! One of his best. I would've liked A more fleshed resolution to Miss Bertie's problems however. I haven't read a Grisham book since The Runaway Jury in 1997. This b...

Harv rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2013

This is one of my 2 favorite Grisham novels—don’t bother with the movie, it’s a campy mess of bad acting and awful direction IMHO (actually, the movie is so bad that it is occasionally amusing). I love courtroom drama. RAINMAKER pits the law student who hasn’t even passed the bar yet and his “para...

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

November 18, 2011

John Grisham gives me hope that someday my writing will become noticed and that I will be able to make a living as a novelist. I say this because The Rainmaker made it to number one on the New York Times best seller list despite the fact that it is only an average book. The writing was good enoug...

James rated it ★★★★★

October 27, 2017

EXCELLENT STORY, EXCELLENTCHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. I believe I read this book a long time ago but did not add it to my list so I revisited the rainmaker. I enjoyed Rudy Baler the young attorney who has met Mrs. Black a woman who son has leukemia and has been denied a bone marrow transplant by her i...

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