The Partner

The Partner

Book - 1997
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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 it all began, an extraordinary trial is about to begin. As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick's lawyer prepares his defense, as Patrick's lover prays for his deliverance and his former partners wait for their revenge, another story is about to emerge. Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows. He knows the truth.

Publisher: New York : Island Books : Doubleday, c1997
ISBN: 9780345531957
9780440224761
0440224764
9780440226048
044022604X
9780385472951
0385472951
9780385485920
0385485921
Branch Call Number: F GRI NVD

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beckythelibrarian
Apr 01, 2017

My favorite! Such intense twists.

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josiahabarber
May 27, 2016

Wow. Great read, surprising ending. Grisham knows how to do twists and turns for sure!

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8Trak
May 27, 2016

Great twist in the book until the last few pages and then I couldn't believe it! Not a great way to end the book in my thinking.

Ham625 Oct 15, 2015

Fast and furious, constantly evolving and twisting. A real page turner. One of his best.

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wyenotgo
Aug 21, 2015

Despite Grisham's reputation as tops in his field, this one doesn't quite measure up. The story proceeds in a linear, fairly predictable fashion, as layer by layer the protagonist's supposed guilt for grand larceny and murder get peeled away, leaving not very much and the book ends with a whimper rather than a bang. Also unforgiveable for a writer of Grisham's stature are several glaring plot flaws, including an assertion that Lanigan managed to be making over 8% on wise investments of money that was at the time being moved on a daily basis from bank to bank and country to country via wire transfers to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Strokes of unbelievable luck also helped, including stumbling upon a very old man with no family, ready to conveniently die at just the right moment.
Plainly put, Grisham is no match for the likes of Frederick Forsythe.

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trincm
Mar 13, 2015

An OK read, certainly didn't bore me but wasn't as page turning as I thought.

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rahmmie
Feb 12, 2015

This was a re-read for me. I don't think this is as good as The Runaway Jury but it's definitely an entertaining read. It's fast-paced and it's full of surprised. Sure, you have to put your credibility aside, but that's a small price to pay.

BrooklynLady_42 Jan 14, 2014

As usual, Grisham is great (and handsome).

The end of the story was a surprise. What a shock!

Did not find it predictable at all.

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yleek
Jul 02, 2011

Great typical Grisham story with a bit of a twist.

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JWCleary
Mar 27, 2011

It was a good story, predictible, but still good; fairly clean.

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