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  • Title: The Partner
  • Author: John Grisham
  • ISBN: 9780385339100
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 haThey 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 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 .But they found him.
    John Grisham
    Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur


    Commentaires:

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    A man jogging down a lonely road in Brazil is kidnapped and tortured, accused of being Patrick Lanigan, an American lawyer who was thought to have been killed in an automobile accident four years earlier--about the same time that $90 million disappeared from his law firm's offshore account. If he really is Lanigan, everyone wants a piece of him: his former partners, the client that the money came from, his wife, the insurance companies, the feds . . . Everyone. So is this guy really Patrick, and [...]

    Kristi
    LOVED this book - so smart and witty and edge-of-your-seat reading with lots of twists and turns. I'm torn about giving this 4 or 5 stars because the ending of this book taunts me in an intriguing and enjoyably annoying way

    Diane
    An extraordinary read! compelling,legal thrillerwell written and recommend to all (paperback!)

    Lois
    I do own Grisham books, but only because family members keep buying them for me on birthday's and xmas's. I smile politely and thank them, wishing they would include the receipt. I have read this, and i don't recommend it unless you are 10 years old and want to start reading adult fiction. Dull, dull, dull. How this man is a best-selling writer is reflection of today's society's IQ.

    Mica
    Sometimes, John Grisham gives me 'forced' endings. Sometimes, I would imagine him going: "When's the deadline again? Holy sh*t, there's only a week left!"or"I'm already near my page limit, let me just squeeze everything in the last remaining pages."or"Let me just finish these in 2 chapters so I could go back to *insert hobby/party/gathering/person here*"Quite juvenile thoughts for a well-published writter but just humor me here okay.That being said, this is the first John Grisham book that didn' [...]

    Diane Wallace
    An extraordinary read! very compelling,legal thrillerwell written and recommend to all (paperback!)

    Eddie Owens
    This isn't Grisham's finest work.There is none of the action of The Firm or The Pelican Brief. It doesn't have the interest of A Time To Kill or The Chamber. The book starts at the end and then explains what happened. Remember, "Show, don't tell?"It's a dull story about what happens when you steal a lot of money, and how to keep it hidden. Why not start at the beginning and show what led to the crime and then the escape from justice?A good editor, agent or publisher should have reminded Grisham [...]

    Natalie Vellacott
    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 pendingA 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 [...]

    Jane Stewart
    Brilliant strategizing, excellent suspense, but FRUSTRATING AND SAD ENDINGVIEWER’S OPINION:I love Grisham’s writing style. I was engaged all the way through. There was good action and a lot of suspense. By the end I was amazed, impressed, and intrigued with all the planning, strategizing, and how things worked out. It may not be believable but it was fun. Then the ending was frustrating and unhappy. I WANT HAPPY ENDINGS. Unfortunately that was my only problem with the book. I loved the exper [...]

    Katherine 黄爱芬
    Patrick Lannigan bangkit kembali dr kematiannya.Setelah hampir 5 thn melarikan diri dan melanglang benua Amerika dan Eropa, Patrick ditemukan dlm keadaan nyaris kritis. Dihadapkan pd berbagai tuduhan, dari penggelapan uang sebesar 90 juta dollar, hingga pemalsuan kematiannya, menyeret dirinya utk membeberkan dan menuntaskan satu per satu masalah pelik yg jatuh beruntun menimpa dirinya.Thriller dgn penceritaan yg dituturkan dr tokoh utama bukanlah tema yg saya sukai. Cenderung membosankan dan sit [...]

    Mahyudin
    I finished reading this book within 3 days, a gripping story which full of twists and the unexpected. Here’s my 5 cent reviewLuck was always on his side, his plans were well thought out, and they turned out to be perfectly schemed, and he finally succeed in buying his way out of jail, the punishment he always wanted to avoid, a nightmare to him. Started with how brilliantly he faked his death, ran away with his ex-firm’s USD 90 million and lived on the run for four years in Brazil, fell in l [...]

    Frank
    OK, it reads fast and it is entertaining. But I really do not buy the premise that the protagonist would give himself up in a occult way to put a complicated plan in play. Granted without that conceit we would have no story. But if you are going to start a complex mechanism going you had better be sure that no gremlins can spoil it and this is full of gremlins. And then the ending! The whole plot depended on the loyalty of a character that after giving up most of the money and aiding the main ch [...]

    The other John
    I'll give this one a grudging "check it out" rating. It's the tale of a lawyer, Patrick Lanigan, who had faked his death and then swiped ninety million dollars that his law firm had gathered in a settlement. As the book opens, it is four years later and Patrick is discovered. The rest of the book details how he attempts to escape the civil and criminal cases against him, intertwined with the details of how he pulled off the scam in the first place. Like the other Grisham novels I've read, the ch [...]

    Karl Marberger
    I didn't find this one as entertaining as The Client or The Runaway Jury. Like Pelican Brief and The Firm, I felt it started strong but petered out. For starters, Patrick Lanigan is, to me, Grisham's least likable protagonist I have read thus far. He is really just an arrogant wise-ass, his development is lacking, and his "midlife crisis" motivation was less than compelling. There is no suspense in the final two-thirds of the book; just extended dialogue, legal procedure, and backroom dealing. T [...]

    Phil
    I had read The Partner by John Grisham years ago and have just recently re-read. I believe I am more impressed today with the novel than 15 years ago when first published. The way Grisham is able to tell a story is, of course, entertaining, but Grisham’s descriptions of attorneys, their behaviors, and their egos are absolutely hilarious and spot-on! If you want some insight into how our justice system behaves look no further. Here is an entertaining story that will provide all the fun of a gre [...]

    Bruce
    The ending came as a surprise, but frankly, it was disappointing and silly. The whole book was leading to a fantastic triumph, but no, Grisham has to rain on his own, the protagonist's (and the reader's) parade by yanking the happy-ever-after out from under everything. Look, dude, you got where you are by following a tried-and-true, formulaic model for popular fiction. We don't pick up a Grisham novel looking for great literature, we pick up a Grisham novel because we want to be entertained by a [...]

    SumitRK
    This is a really fast paced, gripping story more like 'The Firm' & 'The Runaway Jury'. It's not a courtroom drama but more about how the protagonist uses the system & legal maneuvers to get himself out of trouble. Grisham’s writing style keeps you engaged at all times & there are not many dull moments in the book. The detailed plans & strategies he executes, the subplots, the suspense elements keeps you hooked till the end.Only the ending leaves you a bit disappointed & rui [...]

    John Beta
    I like unpredictability, and this book did it up to the very last paragraph. IMHO, everyone got what they deserved.

    Stacy
    I love everything I have ever read by J. G. He gives such a inside view to the judicial world, that one really starts to feel a part of that realm.

    Corey
    Another great tale by Grisham, I flew right through it!The Partner tells us about Patrick Lanigan, who once worked for a high law firm, and after overhearing about a scheme they're conspiring, which Patrick heard he wasn't gonna be in on, and that they were planning to fire him, Patrick splits. He steals millions of dollars from the corrupt firm, fakes his death, leaves the United States and transfers the money to an offshore bank account. Now 4 years later Patrick is living in Brazil under the [...]

    Marge
    He had me at The Firm. Since then, I devoured every book of his. I would excitedly wait for a new book to come out and would be first in line to buy one. But for some reason, I missed this book. The protagonist is a disillusioned lawyer who went through some hoops to get himself seemingly entangled in a situation which as a reader I knew right away he would extract himself out of admirably. No surprise there. In a typical Grisham manner, the story is engaging, fast-paced, and clever. Not necessa [...]

    Armin Hennig
    Gute Story, Grisham meets Leonard, jedenfalls hätte der Stoff das Potenzial dazu gehabt. Leider verfügt der Großmeister der politisch korrekten Gerichtskrimis weder über Erzählwitz noch über ausreichende Fähigkeiten bei der Charaktergestaltung für ein derartiges Unterfangen. Eine ganz nette Lektüre, so lange man nicht an das verschenkte Potenzial denkt.

    Susan
    Ok, I know All of Grisham's stuff is alike and pap and not good enough for real readers. That may be true but I like the stuff. I wait until the paperback, but I grab it and read it and like it. The Partner is another good one. Attorney Patrick Lanigan disappeared four years ago with $90 million dollars. Everyone is looking for him and then he's found…

    Joseph
    Disappointing book. It has the requisite guilty pleasure moments of bad guys getting their comeuppances and a smart main character bobbing and weaving his way around the system, but Grisham also makes an attempt at a morality play and this portion of the book never seems fully fleshed out. The fun and strength of the book comes from the detailed telling of Patrick Lanigan faking his death and stealing a large sum of money in one fell swoop. The telling is mostly done through Lanigan recounting h [...]

    Kaethe
    "Poor John Grisham. He pretty much single-handedly creates a genre, achieves blockbuster status with only his second novel, and every further effort flies off the bookstore shelves and onto the movie screen. And then, when he writes yet another of his books, everyone bashes him for being boring.^M ^MLike The Firm, this is a novel about a man who is preternaturaly clever at figuring out the details. The protagonist is the same, although the name has been changed. I imagine this is Grisham's respo [...]

    Fatboyhouston
    Really enjoyed this book, but hated the twist. I didn't believe the u-turn by a major character, to whose thoughts we'd been given access throughout the book. Also what she did doesn't make any sense: she could have easily split the money with him and still been rich without condemning herself to a lifetime on the run. I'd believe this far more if it was hinted that she had conspired with Stephano in order to grab a bigger share of the loot. But there was no evidence of that. I suspect the autho [...]

    Curlyhair
    Fab, compelling story, I couldn’t put down.

    Oklahomadave
    John Grisham has a curious way of drawing out courtroom fact, dramatic fiction, and credible dialog among compelling characters into entertaining legal page-turners. Unfortunately, Grisham's 1997 "The Partner" pulls together these elements among an only marginally interesting core of characters, all revolving around the capture and peculiar justice visited upon a presumed-dead partner in a Biloxi, Mississippi law firm."The Partner" focuses on Patrick Lanigan, an attorney who fakes his own death, [...]

    June Marino
    Interesting tale of a law partner who stole ninety million dollars from his firm, faked his death and ran for his life to many foreign countries. Eventually he was caught and brought back to be tried- but it was not that simple. Good book, but took me a while to wade through it.

    Jerry B
    "To Tell The Truth?"Quite a few years ago, there was a television show called "To Tell the Truth" in which a celebrity panel, egged on by a celebrity moderator, would try to guess which of three guest panelists, when quizzed about their lives and circumstances, would turn out to be the actual named person. The game always ended in the command "Will the real 'John Doe' please stand up", at which point our suspense was relieved and we all got to congratulate or commiserate on our own candidate of [...]

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