The Partner

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Random House, Apr 21, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
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They found him in a small town in Brazil, near the border with Paraguay. He had a new name, Danilo Silva, and his appearance had been changed by plastic surgery ... from the No. 1 bestselling master legal thriller writer.

The search had taken four years. They'd chased him around the world, always just missing him. It had cost their clients $3.5 million. But so far none of them had complained.

The man they were about to kidnap had not always been called Danilo Silva. Before he had had another life, a life which ended in a car crash in February 1992. His gravestone lay in a cemetry in Biloxi, Mississippi. His name before his death was Patrick S. Lanigan. He had been a partner at an up-and-coming law firm. He had a pretty wife, a young daughter, and a bright future. Six weeks after his death, $90 million disappeared from the law firm.

It was then that his partners knew he was still alive, and the long pursuit had begun...

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Great story. Had me hooked from the beginning. Characters you loathed or loved! Some you reserved judgement on. However, what an awful ending!! I have searched to find a follow on book to no avail. It just doesn't end right. No finale. Just disappointment. What on earth happened? Maybe John G plans to write a follow up novel? If he has please let me know someone. Its the only John G book that didn't have a satisfactory ending so it wont put me off reading his novels but I hope he doesn't end any others like that! Mandy 

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About the author (2010)

John Grisham is the author of twenty-two novels, one work of non-fiction, a collection of short stories, and a novel for young readers. He is on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project in New York and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virgina and Mississippi.

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