The Rainmaker by John Grisham.. is yet another gripping novel.
Its story about newly graduated lawyer Rudy Baylor, picks a case of young boy who has leukaemia face death since his insurance company refuse to pay the cost saying his illness is not covered in the policy. Rudy just cleared Bar examination and has never argued a case before a jury, now had to take case against a group of experienced lawyers from a large firm. Before trial could reach the court the boy dies. Rudy won the case but the insurance company declares itself bankrupt to avoid paying damages. There is no payout for the grieving parents and no fee for Rudy, though Mrs. Black is glad to have bankrupted the insurance company.
During trial Rudy meets and later falls in love with Kelly in local local hospital. Her husband's beating has put her in the hospital. Rudy continues to see Kelly and ends up killing her husband in self-defense. Kelly spends sometime in jail taking the blame for the murder before Rudy gets her charges removed.
Eventually Rudy & kelly start new life in new place - Rudy can become a teacher and Kelly continues her studies.
I haven't seen the movie yet but book is good.