Testament

Testament

Book - 1999
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Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States.nbsp;nbsp;He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die.nbsp;nbsp;His heirs, to no one's surprise--especially Troy's--are circling like vultures.

Nate O'Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who's lived too hard, too fast, for too long.nbsp;nbsp;His second marriage in a shambles, and he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humor.nbsp;nbsp;Returning to the real world is always difficult, but this time it's going to be murder.

Rachel Lane is a young woman who chose to give her life to God, who walked away from the modern world with all its strivings and trappings and encumbrances, and went to live and work with a primitive tribe of Indians in the deepest jungles of Brazil.

In a story that mixes legal suspense with a remarkable adventure, their lives are forever altered by the startling secret of The Testament .
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385493802
0385493800
Characteristics: 435 pages ; 25 cm.

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My first Grisham book and now I want to read more. None that the library has sound as interesting.

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celiawhite99
Jul 15, 2020

Great story about Brazilian indigenous people and missionaries

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tlilly
May 04, 2020

Great book. My favorite of all of his books. Couldn't put it down.

ArapahoeMarcia Mar 27, 2020

Karen recommended this title

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MillieBT
Oct 02, 2019

Excellent...the book played like a movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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shaungaynor
Jul 12, 2019

I felt like I travelled to the Amazon. It's been years since I read it but I still have memories of boating down the muddy rivers, reaching the indigenous peoples, and staying in the town. I really entered into this book which is rare for me.

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dirtbag
Jun 01, 2019

Too long.

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RicardoEdm
Dec 24, 2014

This is one of my favorite books by Grisham, despite the fact that all the action does not happen in a courtroom. Great read for the beach or a rainy weekend

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dkhross
Apr 04, 2014

This is a great book. It is my first John Grisham novel but from what I have read elsewhere, it is the best. It was exciting and often humorous at times. I was impressed by the journey of faith that was woven into the story...a true representation of what it means to come into relationship with Christ, not the stereotypical picture that is seen in so many books and media.

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morrich
Feb 23, 2013

This is somewhat different from Grisham's other books because a lot of the story takes place in the Pantanal region of Brazil. In addition, the main character's struggles with addiction and the exploration of the characters religious beliefs, in my opinion, make this somewhat more thought provoking. This has a bit more that the usual entertaining critique of the imperfect American legal system.

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