The Partner

The Partner

Book - 1997
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They hired him.  They trusted him.  Now they don't want justice--they want revenge....

For four years, Patrick had often wondered how it would feel if they caught him.

Now he was terror-stricken.  Practically naked and strapped down like an animal, he knew the next few hours would be insufferable....

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 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....

Baker & Taylor
The number-one New York Times best-seller features a young lawyer put on trial for embezzling ninety million dollars from his Mississippi law firm, whose only defense is his knowledge of his partners' staggering corruption. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Thought killed in a car accident four years earlier, Patrick Lanigan is discovered living in Brazil under the name of Danilo Silva and presumably in possession of millions of dollars missing from his former firm's offshore account

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1997
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780440224761
0440224764
9780385472951
0385472951
9780385485920
0385485921
9780385485784
0385485786
Branch Call Number: FIC Grisham, J 1997
Characteristics: 366 pages ; 25 cm

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beckythelibrarian
Apr 01, 2017

My favorite! Such intense twists.

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josiahabarber
May 27, 2016

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

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8Trak
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.

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wyenotgo
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.

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trincm
Mar 13, 2015

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

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rahmmie
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.

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yleek
Jul 02, 2011

Great typical Grisham story with a bit of a twist.

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JWCleary
Mar 27, 2011

It was a good story, predictible, but still good; fairly clean.

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