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ISBN: 0345531957

ISBN13: 9780345531957

The Partner

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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...

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5 ratings

The Return

Imagine faking your own death stealing ninety million dollars, changing your name, ID, looks, and leaving your old life behind. That is exactly what Patrick Lanigan did. For four years he got away with it all. He hid in Brazil, always knowing that people were looking for him. Now the biggest story on the news is that the guy everybody thought was dead has been caught. The thing everybody wants to know is where is the money, but even Patrick doesn't know. He is held under many charges, but with a little help from his lawyers, he might be able to sneak his way out of this like he did to his old life before. Some things I liked about this book is how there is always something happening. With so many clever twists and turns you never know what to expect. The characters fit together and do their part to make the book more exciting. Even though this is my first John Grisham book, I know I'll be reading more books by him. I didn't have very many dislikes for this book. Probably my biggest dislike had to do with the end of Patrick's love life. You'll have to read it to find out what happens! If you're into mysteries and books with jury trial and lawyers, you would like this book. Also, if you've read The Pact, My Sister's Keeper, or Vanishing Acts, all by Jodi Picoult, you might like this book. Just like in Jodi Picoult's there is a good court trial, but John Grisham's books are a little more mature and serious. I hope you and enjoy!

wonderful.

great suspense, fantastic plot, definitely a surprise ending, albeit not the happy one I'd envisioned, but still good nonetheless. he is such a great writer! not many people can keep you guessing the whole way through the book.

The Partner

Thrilling! Edge of my seat, couldn't wait to see how Patrick had tricked them all. I was so disappointed that it ended. John Grisham definately needs to write a part II. The only other book I have read so quickly was the Firm.

Scheming and Suspenseful

Patrick Lanigan was a young lawyer who had recently become a partner in a propsperous law firm. Feeling a sense of hopelessness in his life, he plotted for months on how he would disappear and start a new life in a foreign country. He learned about a scheme in which his law firm would earn $90 million dollars for their client. Patrick obtained a new identity and stole the money. He started a new life in Brazil with a beautiful young woman, but was always looking over his shoulder. Four years later, he was found and tortured. He was brought back to the US and treated at a hospital while under arrest. He took that time to create an impecable defense for himself and eventually all charges were dropped and he went back to Brazil with $30 million dollars to live happily ever after. But he didn't... I would strongly recommend this book to anyone looking for an intriguing story that is a fast read. I loved the character of Patrick Lanigan, with his attention to detail and the remarkable tactics he used to win his case. I did not enjoy the ending, however, because it left you with a sense of disappointment and wonder. It was still an entertaining book that I couldn't wait to finish.

Oh Gosh, I could just cry!

On page 338, our main character uses the words "it's all in the planning..." Mostly, I agree! The planning it took to make this book makes me wonder just what Grisham has scheming secretly in real life! His story, as usual, was flawless and tied every single loose end.Well ... almost.Because, if anything, the actual conclusion was itself a loose end! One of the critics uses the phrase "bitter sweet" to describe the ending, and he's right! The book was excellent, with twists like none I've ever seen and vengeance with a vengeance that was more than poetic justice! But I wanted to scream at the ending! Finally though, I resorted to something resembling a sob-sigh hybrid, and broke down to regretful acceptance.Another review on this page says there should be a sequel. I could not agree more! Let's start a petition! Still though, the story is flawless and delivers like an atomic explosion in slow motion. The characters are frighteningly serious, and the powerplay is intriguing and (sometimes) amusing. All things cosidered, THE PARTNER made for a satisfying read. I WOULDN'T NOT recommend it. (Got that?)
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