The Partner

The Partner

Book - 1997
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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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385472951
Characteristics: 366 pages ; 25 cm.


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Jul 02, 2020

While this book was not as exciting as The Guardian or Sycamore Row, I did push myself to finish reading it. The middle of the book had way too many boring details that kept going on and on. The ending was disappointing as it just left me hanging wondering what happened? Another one on Grisham's books (The Client) sounding interesting. I hope it's just as exciting as the first two Grisham books mentioned above.

Mar 23, 2019

SPOILER ALERT. I thought the ending was good. If people did not like how it ends it could be because it’s not necessarily a happy ending and is one that leaves you guessing what really happened to one of the main characters. I loved the book! I thought it was extremely clever and had great development.

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.

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