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Publisher's Summary

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
  • 12-02-14

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 Favid 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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  • Patsy Puttnam
  • 05-28-15

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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  • Andrew
  • 01-13-15

Not bad

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

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  • claire
  • 10-31-16

Brilliant

Absolutely love john Grisham. Read most of them twice. Totally recommend all of his books.

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  • Dr. G. McGhee
  • 04-24-18

A fantastic read

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

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  • Em
  • 03-29-18

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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  • MARTIN CHRISTIE
  • 03-23-18

Amazing

By far the best book I have ever listen too. Like the best Holiday I have ever had I just did not want it to end and I am sad that it has. God bless you John Grisham & Frank Muller

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-13-18

Great book and well worth listening to

not my favourite Grisham book but one of the better ones. Well read by Frank Muller and less over dramatic like some of his other ones which was good

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  • K
  • 12-28-17

My favourite John Grisham book!

Brilliant narrator with great voices. Lovely story funny but also very sad. A must read.

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  • Artemis
  • 12-13-17

Showing its age

Efficiently and slickly written, but formulaic. The core section — the trial — was compelling and certainly gives insight into the trial/court process and the medical insurance industry. But the whole thing is torpedoed by the stick-on romance that limps on for too long at the end. Was I the only woman to be dismayed by the way in which Kelly was repeatedly described in terms of her looks? Not a single dynamic, capable woman to be seen. Seems very old-fashioned.

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  • Maryann
  • 07-28-17

Best audio book I've listened to.

The story was great, well written and
the narrator nailed it +++.
Kept me spellbound through the whole story. Laughs, sadness and characters I was endeared to, others I loathed, brought about by a great author and phenomenal narrator.

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  • Haphazard72
  • 05-11-17

Great story

Love the story. Grisham is a brilliant writer however the recording for this one seemed to be quieter than others.

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  • Julie
  • 10-24-16

Captivating

Could not stop listening to this story. Has a few twists and turns to keep you engaged.

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  • Scott Agnew
  • 03-26-16

Excellent

Brilliant nearly called a sick day at work just to finnish it highly recommend for everyone.

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