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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.

©1995 John Grisham (P)1995 Random House, LLC

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  • M
  • 02-12-14

Favourite Grisham Book

I love this book. Lots of plots within plots with the prevailing story being the inexperienced lawyer facing the massive firm. A true David and Goliath story. I prefer Grishams early books and think this is his best. Very good legal drama well read by the narrator.

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utterly brilliant couldn't stop listening

narrator and story were totally as one. I loved it every chapter
couldn't recommend it more highly. Another Great Grisham.

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  • 29-03-18

My first Grisham... loved it.

Mostly I loved the characters... he is great at saying a lot with with just a few words... very visual. Great story. Narration was brilliant. Thanks

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Not bad

Good story. Weak ending. Three interwoven narratives. One of the weakest provides the conclusion.

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Brilliant

One of Grisham’s best novels, fantastically paced & genuinely intriguing. The narration is spot on - Muller should be used for all of Grisham’s material!

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A fantastic read

I have really enjoyed this book more than many I’ve listened to in the recent past.

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splendid

I loved every minute and every detail. Splendid narration. Another lovely work from Grisham.
I could not tear myself away till the very end.

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Brilliant!

The best book I’ve read for a long time. The narrator was brilliant as I just could not stop listening. I was sorry when it finished

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best one yet

This is my favourite Grisham book, excellently read by the narrator. Lots of twists and turns - i didn't know how it was going to turn out right until the last sentence.

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A gripping story

This started off as a gentle story of a law student about to sit his final exams but progressed into a David and Goliath with extra characters and tales intertwined around it. Excellent story, well told. I’m sorry it’s finished.