The Partner

The Partner

Book - 2012/03
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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: Dell Publishing 2012/03
ISBN: 9780345531957
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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Apr 04, 2018

Didn't really know how many * to give this novel. It's well written and should rank amongst his best. But....I hated the ending so much that I'm not sure that I will read any more of his work.

Apr 01, 2017

My favorite! Such intense twists.

May 27, 2016

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

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.

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.

Mar 13, 2015

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

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.

Jul 02, 2011

Great typical Grisham story with a bit of a twist.

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