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The Partner
The Partner
Author: John Grisham
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, powerful, and would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440224761
ISBN-10: 0440224764
Publication Date: 1/7/1998
Pages: 468
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 909 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Partner on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Again, Grisham uses a troubled/scheming lawyer in dramatic fashion. I truely enjoyed the story from cover to cover. I was somewhat disappointed in the ending, but every book cannot be exactly how we want it. If you are thinking of reading this book, it is an easy, enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Easy read and very enjoyable. Hard to put down because you had to know what would happen next. And the ending is something I never would have expected.
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Helpful Score: 3
I couldn't put this book down! Brilliant writing, brilliant author!
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Helpful Score: 3
Patrick Lanigan, a lawyer with a crumbling marriage and shifty partners who are planning to fire him, wants out. So he fakes is own death, steals $90 million from his former law firm, and disappears. Five years later, he gets caught...

One of Grisham's best novels for the sheer excitement of the fast-moving plot. Great pleasure reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
Beautifully unfolding plot and a neat premise. Not too much action after the start, but the developments keep coming on each page. Subtle and not so subtle twists throughout. Definitely a legal thriller, but the legalese isn't overwhelming.

3.5 stars out of 5
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papertiger avatar reviewed The Partner on + 42 more book reviews
An outstanding Grisham legal thriller. Intricate, clever, dramatic and entertaining. Will not disappoint established Grisham fans and will captivate new readers. A must read.
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Twisty plots make for interesting reading.
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I just finished this book and it was terrific. Lots of twists and turns in the plot line. It will keep you reading.
debs avatar reviewed The Partner on + 572 more book reviews
Totally enjoyed this book. The amount of detail was perfect - not overbearing where you want to skip whole pages - not so light that you feel like you're missing something. Wonderful character development, the plot weaves in and out with lots of twists.
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one more great suspense novel by the master
Mac1973 avatar reviewed The Partner on + 14 more book reviews
Pretty good for a Grisham and I like all of Grisham's lawyer books.
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This is a good and exciting book to read. A shaky marriage, Job is about to get fire at the firm. Faking his own death and get away with 90 millions dollars. Get caugh after 5 years of running. Well plot and planning at the end. Although I didn;t like the end. I think the author own the character the story at the end. That why I think it did not make to the screen. Other wise, It is a good book, easy to read and follow.
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The believability of this plot makes you want to read as much as possible in one sitting as possible. It seemed that with each page there was an unexpected twist and there were surprises throughout. This was a solidly written book that I enjoyed reading immensely.
heavenboundlj avatar reviewed The Partner on + 232 more book reviews
JG at his finest.
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Loved it!
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I have never read a John Grisham book but this was a great read and I will defiantly read him again! I am the type of person if the book doesn't grab me in the begging I wont Finnish it but this book grabs your attention the whole way through!
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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.
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Taken from the back cover: 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 4 years, he evaded men who were rich, powerful, and would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle they finally tracked him down..."
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Great read!
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A great listening experience. John Grisham has done it again
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A dead man can't run for ever. They kidnapped him in a small town in Brazil. He had changed his name and his appearance, but they were sure thye had their man. Four years before, he had been called Patrick S Lanigan. He had died in a car crash in Feb 1992. His gravestone lay in a cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi. He had been a partner at an up and coming law firm, had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Six weeks after his death, $90 million had disappeared from the law firm. It was then that his partners knew he was still alive.
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Great book! Couldn't put it down. The 2nd I read of John Grisham and now I'm hooked!
tealily avatar reviewed The Partner on
Fast-paced booked. Good Read but the very ending was a bit of a suprise. Kinda of book you can read in day or two good or as soon as possible.


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