The Partner

The Partner

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1997-02-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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Description

They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen. He was much thinner and his face had been altered. He spoke a different language, and spoke it very well.But Danilo had a past with many chapters. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a prominent Biloxi law firm. He had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Then one cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car and died a horrible death. When he was buried his casket held nothing more than his ashes.From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account. And Patrick fled some more. But they found him.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

Reviews

  • Now represented by new senior partner, Patrick Lanigan

    5
    By JoeCoolRunnings
    What can I say about "The Partner", the fifth Grisham novel I have read? I'll say what I can and save the rest for indistinct babbling. I had to feel bad for Patrick Lanigan (alias Danilo Silva) as he was being tortured by Jack Stefano's men. Stefano reminded me of "Runaway Jury" antagonist Rankin Fitch, with his commanding of the chasers tailing Lanigan. Patrick Lanigan seems to be your typical white-collar criminal, feeling that a large salary and 18+ hours a day give him the right to steal millions and hightail it out of there. Right? Ultimately, WRONG. Lanigan knows something about his firm that probably never would have gotten out, or have been believed, had he reported it the "regular, honest" way. So he did the most desperate thing(s) few people with even just a residue of humanity would dare to do. You've got to admire his use of surveillance, which is normally used by various Grisham villains. I know I do. (I don't validate theft or other felonious acts; but I don't blame Lanigan for doing so. Especially when there is a case of upper-class misconduct that involves exploitation and perhaps harm to unspeakable numbers of people.) Furthermore, who would have thought the [former] Mrs. Lanigan had a dirty little scheme of her own cooking? Coming to Lanigan's legal defesne is old law school friend Sandy McDermott; and aiding his plan to boldly flee is Brazilian lawyer and lover Eva Miranda. With a trial that guarantees extensive prison time, and powerful people who know the "scum of the universe", Patrick needs a shoulder or two to lean on. Altogether, it is a case of good news and bad news. The good news is the truth about Lanigan's former colleagues, and his wife, comes out prior to his finish-him-off trial. The bad news is after all the thrills and chills have subsided, Patrick Lanigan is left on his own. Can you believe it? Eva Miranda, his lover and partner in crime, acutally ditches him. Thus making the closing of the novel a bummer. Again, I couldn't help but feel bad for Lanigan. The only residue of relief is that McDermott is still there to back him up. The Partner may not be as intense as The Firm, The Client, or The Pelican Brief but it is still a winner in my book. Besides, even with legal thrillers you have to slow down sometimes. I give this one five stars.
  • His best book ever!

    5
    By snapper234
    I only have a couple of favorite authors and John Grisham is one of the two. So I would have to agree with another reviewer that said "best book ever". Just buy it! You will not be disappointed.
  • The Partner

    4
    By Wm.D
    In many of the reviews, it seems that people are not crazy about the ending. Not to pile on but it must of been a slow day when the editors decided to be cute. Nice gimmick, a little bit of a stretch.
  • Great read !

    3
    By Jfb@axsa
    Nice book until the end.
  • One if the best!!!

    5
    By Lizzylou1982
    I know it's hard to pick a favorite but this book would be pretty high up on my list. I loved it! Could not put it down.
  • The Partner

    4
    By The Reader 84
    Great book. Awful ending. Very out of character for Grisham. Such a page turner and then a huge letdown.
  • SPOILER ALERT!

    2
    By D.H.D.
    SPOILER ALERT! Book was very well written and intriguing, as all Grisham's books are. However, I hated the ending. It did not end well, and was quite a let down after spending all that time reading such a good book, and the story being built up so highly. After I finished I was sorry I read it.
  • The Partner

    5
    By Thor12345;8;8;;&;&;
    Simply thrilling, non-stop action and fast paced...!!! One of the best's of Grisham..!!!
  • One of my favorites!!!

    5
    By WhitneyS428
    It was so good that I read it twice!
  • The Partner

    5
    By Hdrk2011
    Another great one!

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