The Rainmaker - John Grisham

The Rainmaker

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1995-04-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 279 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERGrisham returns to the courtroom and weaves a riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed.

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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  • Disappointed

    By GF Texas
    What a screwed up ending
  • The Rainmaker

    By aib14
    Grisham is the BEST
  • Another classic

    By UncleJoe0331
    I was unable to put this one down! A true masterpiece, and a lot of fun to read.
  • Rainmaker

    By Dubst3p F4N
    And excellent read. Page turner from start to finish!
  • Pretty good

    By BenjaminSiegel
    Not Grisham's best work in my opinion, but still pretty good.
  • Was an enjoyable read

    By drexelguy264
    While one could argue that this wasn't his finest novel, it was still a good read
  • Rainmaker

    By LRTB
    Great book can't put down