"Rainmaker" by Anthony Bianco; Macmillan; 486pp; £17.50.
Review by Robert Dawson.
In one sense, Rainmaker is a good ol' fashioned morality play about a man who gains the world and loses himself. But there is more to it than that. It is a study of truth and fabrication, of mindless optimism and escapism, of the charms of "rainmakers" who conjured billions from thin air.