The Testament

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Island Books, 1999 - Fiction - 533 pages
58 Reviews
Heart of darkness...

In a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions, a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives.

Because Troy Phelan's new will names a sole surprise heir to his eleven-billion-dollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil.

Enter the lawyers. Nate O'Riley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelan's family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate is crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a woman--pursued by enemies and friends alike--holds a stunning surprise of her own....

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John Grisham is such a masterful writer. - Goodreads
The ending, I'd have to say is one of Grisham's best. - Goodreads
At last, we come to the ending. - Goodreads

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The Testament's first five chapters is so full of impact. Those five chapters are dazzling pieces of story telling that may be Grisham's best start, even better than The Client's. Sadly, the rest of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

By far the best Grisham book I've read. It's been extremely long time since I've read one of his novels. I had simply forgotten how much I enjoy his style of writing. The characters in his books are ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

John Grisham is the author of Skipping Christmas, The Summons, A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill. He lives with his family in Mississippi and Virginia.

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