By John Grisham
Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345531933, 598pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
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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.
“A taut and terrific page-turner.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Great fun to read . . . The complex plotting is Grisham’s major accomplishment.”—Los Angeles Times
“The pace is fast, the characters quirky, the result entertaining.”—USA Today
“[Grisham is] a mighty narrative talent.”—Chicago Sun-Times