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John Grisham

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The Partner

  • About the Book

    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.

  • Praise

    #1 New York Times bestseller!

    First time in paperback!

    "One terrific book--smart, fast, stingingly satiric, and almost criminally entertaining."
    --Entertainment Weekly

    "An irresistible read...packed with surprises."
    -- People

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    --The Philadelphia Inquirer

    A Main Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club

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