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Synopsis: RAINMAKER, THE

Paperback edition of John Grishams most recent blockbuster of a courtroom drama. This is the tale of Rudy Baylor, whose world collapses when the firm he is about to join is taken over and he is left with no job. His future hinges on his only two clients - an eccentric old lady and a young man dying of leukaemia. The second case, he discovers, is the tip of an iceberg and he soon finds himself up against the firm whose takeover cost him his job and opponents that will do anything to stop him winning the case. No doubt huge publicity and another number one bestseller.

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ISBN 9780099179610
Weight 0.3402
Publisher THE RANDOM HOUSE GROUP LIMITED
Book Size (cm.) 109.22 x 175.26 x 40.64
Language English
Number of Pages 720

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Paperback edition of John Grishams most recent blockbuster of a courtroom drama. This is the tale of Rudy Baylor, whose world collapses when the firm he is about to join is taken over and he is left with no job. His future hinges on his only two clients - an eccentric old lady and a young man dying of leukaemia. The second case, he discovers, is the tip of an iceberg and he soon finds himself up against the firm whose takeover cost him his job and opponents that will do anything to stop him winning the case. No doubt huge pu view all

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GRISHAM, JOHN

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Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, John Grisham was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby--writing his first novel. Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Realizing he didn't have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grishams hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The succe...

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