GRISHAM'S LAW

AS HE REELS OFF ANOTHER NO. 1 BEST SELLER, THE LAWYER TURNED SUPERNOVELIST CAN SEEMINGLY DO NO WRONG. DEAL WITH IT

John Grisham has shown a rare gift for creating suspense. But there's no suspense anymore about what happens when a new Grisham novel hits the bookstores. His latest, The Rainmaker (Doubleday; $25.95), has just made its debut at No. 1 on the best-seller list; its first printing of 2.8 million copies set an all-time record. When Hollywood offered a mere $6 million for the movie rights, the author temporarily withdrew his book from the market. After all, he got the same amount for his last movie sale, A Time to Kill, and the only direction Grisham can see is up. Each...

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