The Rainmaker Book Summary and Study Guide

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In one of his last classes in law school, Rudy Baylor has to go to senior citizens and provide free legal advice. He finds two people named Dot and Buddy Black. They have a son named Donny Ray. He is dying of leukemia. Their insurance company will not cover his medical treatments. Rudy realizes that they have been mistreated by the drug combany. Could this be the largest civil case ever? He goes head to head with one of the best lawyers in the country. Can he make a jury believe him. If he can, how much money can he get in punitive damages.   
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The review of this Book prepared by Geoff Pears

Twenty-five year old Rudy Baylor has just one chance to make or break his future as a lawyer: a huge case against insurance giant Great Benefit, a company that refused to pay the claim of a dying man, a claim that could have saved his life. It's worth millions, and the company is prepared to fight to the death. The case is promising, yet there's just one problem; Rudy hasn't yet graduated from law school.

The review of this Book prepared by Luke Teo

The main character is a law student named Rudy Baylor.
   The main topic of this novel is a civil suit against a medical insurance company. Rudy sues a medical insurance giant which denied one couples claim for their son (their son has leukemia.)
The review of this Book prepared by Vincent

A young lawyer takes on a a big law firm, and their arrogant client: an insurance company who's trying to ripoff the little guy. And one dying of leukemia at that. A distain for the legal profession and their clients is obvious...and for good reason.
The review of this Book prepared by F. Scott Sinclair

The story of a young rookie lawyer pleading his first trial against a Life Insurance Company. The book excellently describes the horrible face of insurance corporates and their malpractices and how these companies play with the lives of people. The interesting part is the descriptive court room scenes. Worth reading book.
The review of this Book prepared by Yashveer Chauhan

A lawyer is fighting for a family whose son, Donnay Ray, dies of leukemia. He couldn't get medical attention because his insurance company refused to cover his medical expenses. Now the insurance company was being sued by Donnay Ray's parents.
The review of this Book prepared by Amarjot Biring

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 36.7% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   civil suit to get justice

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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