Well... well... well. After reading The Street Lawyer, The Runaway Jury and then The Partner, I thought I had seen the best of Mr Grisham and settled down to give my racing heart a rest by reading his other works which surely can't be as nail biting as The Partner, or The Runaway Jury.... I was proved very very wrong. Perhaps Im being nieve thinking that i can have a 'stress free' time reading Grisham but The Rainmaker is possably the best book Ive ever read! The plot didn't appeal to me at the outset. After The Partner, an insurance company being sued sounds rather tame... I guess I should have known better. The twists, turns, highs and lows of Rudy's quest for justice had me laughing, crying, cursing and when the section U incident was occuring in the court room, i found myself yelling and laughing out loud in the middle of a crowded train. The ending for me, at first, left me dissapointed and confused why Grisham had done this, but now I look on it as the most relevent part of the book... the point of the whole thing being that dispite all hard effort and what seems to be a fair result at the outset, life if inevitably unfair. The last few pages were a nice touch though (there has to be some light at the end of the tunnel). A must for any reader!