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Rainmaker, Grisham John


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Автор: Grisham John   (Гришэм Джон)
Название:  Rainmaker   (Человек дождя)
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN: 044022165X
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440221654
Обложка/Формат: Mass Market Paperbound
Страницы: 608
Вес: 0.295 кг.
Дата издания: January 1, 1996
Язык: English
Размер: 108 x 174 x 37
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Поставляется из: США
Описание: Rudy Baylor is a newly qualified lawyer with no money and a lot of debts. He takes on a case against a giant insurance company who refused a claim that could have saved a mans life. The case will make him a lot of money; the only problem is, hes never argued a case in court before. Penguin Readers is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. Penguin Readers are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from Easystarts with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: Contemporary, Classics or Originals. At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying Penguin Readers Factsheets which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
Дополнительное описание: Кол-во стр.: 598
Формат: 184 x 114
Дата издания: 1996
Страна: USA
Вес: 295



Reckoning

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Reckoning
ISBN: 1473684595 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781473684591
Издательство: Hodder
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Цена: 5840 T
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'I couldn't help thinking of Harper Lee's great American novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" while reading The Reckoning . . .

[Grisham] knows how to spin a yarn' - Chicago Sun-Times

'May be his greatest work yet' - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon

Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family; a farmer, father, and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell.

As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'.

What turned Pete from a pillar of the community into cold-hearted killer? And why won't he confide in anyone? All his closest family knows is that it must have been something devastating - and that the fallout will haunt them, and the town, for decades to come . .

.

Further praise for The Reckoning

'Beautifully constructed . . .

weaves a truly magical spell' - Daily Mail

'In this saga of love and war, John Grisham has given us a sprawling and engrossing story about a southern family, a global conflict, and the kinds of secrets that can shape all of us. From the courtrooms and jails of rural Mississippi to the war-torn Pacific, Grisham spins a tale that is at once entertaining and illuminating' - Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America

'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang - and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be' - Jodi Picoult, internationally bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

'When a master of storytelling and suspense takes on one of the most wrenching stories in history, the result is a book that will break your heart, set your blood pumping and your mind racing, and leave you gasping for breath by the final page. I'm still trying to recover from The Reckoning' - Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic




Runaway Jury

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Runaway Jury
ISBN: 0440221471 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440221470
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 7810 T
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Описание: A legal thriller from the author of THE PELICAN BRIEF, THE CLIENT and THE FIRM, about what goes on behind the scenes when a jury retires to deliberate and decide whether the accused is innocent or guilty.

The Brethren

Автор: Grisham John
Название: The Brethren
ISBN: 0440236673 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440236672
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 7810 T
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Описание: They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison.

One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits.

And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride.

Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.

Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich -- very fast. And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam ...

while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt.

A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips -- and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better.

Because they've just found the perfect victim...


Associate

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Associate
ISBN: 0440297036 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440297031
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 7810 T
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Описание: If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble in The Firm, wait
until you meet Kyle McAvoy, The Associate

Kyle McAvoy grew up in his fathers small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential.

But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget.

The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesnt wanteven though its a job most law students can only dream about.

Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.

With an unforgettable cast of characters and villainsfrom Baxter Tate, a drug-addled trust fund kid and possible rapist, to Dale, a pretty but seemingly quiet former math teacher who shares Kyles cubicle at the law firm, to two of the most powerful and fiercely competitive defense contractors in the countryand featuring all the twists and turns that have made John Grisham the most popular storyteller in the world, The Associate is vintage Grisham.


Автор: Grisham John
Название: The Pelican Brief
ISBN: 0440245931 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440245933
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 9690 T
Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: In suburban Georgetown, a killer's Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief. To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it's political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder-a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds that there is only one person-an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate-she can trust to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby's brief-someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.

Bleachers

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Bleachers
ISBN: 0099468190 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099468196
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Цена: 6670 T
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Описание: High school All-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years later, Neely has come home to bury Coach Eddie Rake. As Coach Rake`s `boys` sit in the bleachers, they replay the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake or hate him.

The innocent man

Автор: Grisham John
Название: The innocent man
ISBN: 0440243831 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440243830
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 7810 T
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Описание: In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron's home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death - in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man's already broken life... and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, John Grisham's first work of nonfiction reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence - a book no American can afford to miss.

Skipping Christmas

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Skipping Christmas
ISBN: 0440422965 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440422969
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 9690 T
Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences--and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.

A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.

The litigators HB

Автор: Grisham John
Название: The litigators HB
ISBN: 1444729705 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444729702
Издательство: Hodder
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Цена: 14480 T
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Описание: The Partners at Finley & Figg - all two of them - often refer to themselves as "a boutique law firm." "Boutique," as in chic, selective and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who've been in the trenches much too long making much too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together Oscar Finley and Wally Figg bicker like an old married couple, but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy offices in southwest Chicago. And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks out of his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our "boutique firm". Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he's suddenly unemployed, any job - even one with Finley & Figg - looks OK to him. With their new junior partner on board, F&F are ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make them rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular drug, Krayoxx , the no. 1 cholesterol reducer for the dangerously overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire as several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells money. A little online research confirms Wally's suspicions - a huge plaintiff's firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All Finley & Figg have to do is find a handful of people who had a heart attack while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune. With any luck, they won't even have to enter a courtroom! It almost seems too good to be true. And it is.

Theodore boone: the abduction HB

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Theodore boone: the abduction HB
ISBN: 144471452X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444714524
Издательство: Hodder
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Цена: 13140 T
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Описание: Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever. When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Street Lawyer, The

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Street Lawyer, The
ISBN: 0440245958 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780440245957
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 7590 T
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Описание: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Compelling . . . another timely tale from John Grisham."--Chicago Tribune

Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone.

A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived--and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice.

But there's one break Michael can't make: from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets.

The Client

Автор: Grisham John
Название: The Client
ISBN: 0345531922 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345531926
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 7590 T
Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - In a weedy lot on the outskirts of Memphis, two boys watch a shiny Lincoln pull up to the curb....

Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America.

Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client--even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them both their lives.

Partner

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Partner
ISBN: 0345531957 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345531957
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 7590 T
Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Once he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm--and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who were rich and powerful, and who would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down. Now Patrick is coming home. And in the Mississippi city where it all began, an extraordinary trial is about to begin. As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick's lawyer prepares his defense, as Patrick's lover prays for his deliverance and his former partners wait for their revenge, another story is about to emerge. Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows. He knows the truth.

Автор: Grisham John
Название: Gray Mountain HB
ISBN: 1444765612 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444765618
Издательство: Hodder
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Цена: 20240 T
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Описание: Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his most suspenseful thriller yet.

The Litigators

Автор: Grisham John
Название: The Litigators
ISBN: 0553841394 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553841398
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 6080 T
Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Oscar Finley: street cop turned street lawyer. Wally Figg: expert hustler and ambulance-chaser. David Zinc: Harvard Law School graduate. Together, this unlikely trio make up Finley & Figg: specialists in injury claims, quickie divorces and DUIs.


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