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The partner by John Grisham

The partner (original 1997; edition 1997)

by John Grisham

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Title:The partner
Authors:John Grisham
Info:New York: Doubleday, c1997.
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The Partner by John Grisham (1997)



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It was a really good book and I enjoyed it a lot. It took me a while to read the book because I am not the biggest of readers but I eventually made myself set down and read it, after I finally read it I found that I got into it a lot.

I found myself rooting for Patrick the whole time from beginning to end, as I read it I found him reminding me of Neil Caffrey off of the show White Collar. In a way I had a feeling that Eva was going to take off with the money and leave him nothing but I did not want to believe it, I was just hoping it was the non-trusting side of me that was just saying this and hoping it was wrong but that non-trusting side of me was right (Like always) It was sad really I wouldn't have done that to him. It was cowardly thing to do What a bitch. ( )
  Sam-Teegarden | Jun 2, 2018 |
My first John Grisham book. ( )
  siok | Nov 26, 2017 |
From the start this was an intriguing story, the way the layers peel back as the pages flow is superb and keeps your attention. Not to mention keeps you guessing as to who's doing what and why. Whilst there's not much in the way of courtroom action there is plenty of legal manoeuvring.

The ending however is quite disappointing, after all the character building throughout the novel the character then does something completely out of line with all their qualities they've demonstrated so far and worse, seemingly for no reason. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Aug 17, 2017 |
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.

John Grisham held my interest with this book as he let details of the story come out little by little. It is a quick read and a great audio to listen to. It had lots of twists and turns which made it hard to put down. I also found it to be very suspenseful and very creative. I only have one complaint about the ending which I did not enjoy. It was rather abrupt and I think a happier ending would have been better. I look forward to reading another Grisham book as I find his writing to be excellent. I would highly recommend this book to those who like legal thrillers. ( )
  EadieB | Aug 5, 2017 |
This is not one of the best Grisham books, but there is enough suspense and drama to make it worth reading. I don't think it has been made into a movie yet although there may be a TV series pending...

A man is hiding out in Brazil under an assumed identity. Four years before he had been a partner in a successful law firm in America. By all accounts he was happily married and adored his daughter. But then, he had died in a car accident. Shortly afterwards ninety million dollars had disappeared from a client.....It's only a matter of time before the man is found and positively identified, but who will get to him first?

It's difficult to come up with the moral of this story without ruining the plot for those who have yet to read it. One obvious lesson is that living on the run from the law or running away from your past is no fun and will eventually catch up with you. This applies across the board.

God has created us with a conscience and knowledge of right and wrong. If we persistently sin, our conscience may become dulled but there will be a nagging feeling that something is not quite right. We cannot escape it. The Partner is a good illustration of this truth--the man is always looking over his shoulder and waiting for the inevitable. He cannot relax and enjoy the things he has acquired. We know too, that those who evade justice in this life will face the ultimate Judge in the next. The One who judges perfectly according to His law all those who have not trusted Jesus for their salvation. This book also reminds us that relationships are more valuable than possessions.

There is some mild swearing. There is no sexual content apart from some references to nudity. There is some graphic violence including torture scenes which will upset some. Grisham fans may enjoy this, I doubt anyone could have predicted the ending!

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  sparkleandchico | Jun 2, 2017 |
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Literary slugger John Grisham returns with a story about-- surprise!--a lawyer in trouble. Patrick Lanigan had been a young partner in a prominent Southern law firm. He had a beautiful wife, a new baby girl, and a bright future. Then one winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car; the casket they buried held nothing but ashes.

A short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial then fled. A fortune was stolen from his ex-firm's offshore account. And Patrick ran, covering his tracks the whole way.

But, now, they've found him.

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Patrick Lanigan, a young law partner who faked his death and fled the country with millions of dollars stolen from his law firm, is found in Brazil after a four-year chase, but investigators are about to learn that the hunt is really just beginning.

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