BOOK TITLE: The Partner
AUTHOR: John Grisham
GENRE: Legal thriller
NUMBER OF PAGES: 418
SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone
REVIEW BY: Dhivya Balaji
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: In one of the trips to the local book shop, the descriptions of the book in its back cover drew me to add this to my collection. Now I have happily passed on the legacy.
Danilo Silva is leading a seemingly quiet and calm life in the streets of a Brazil town. A man who has just enough money to get by and a girlfriend to his name, but someone who has crooks following him night and day and spending millions to search and locate him. The book opens with his search and capture.
People torture him to reveal his past, because Danilo Silva is actually Patrick Lanigan who was a successful partner of a law firm. His crime? He escaped from his law firm after embezzling ninety million dollars. And he managed to do this by faking his own death.
Four years earlier Patrick Lanigan wanted to escape from a bad marriage, scheming partners, and a less than satisfying life. He bid his time and planned to live a life most people only dream of. He spied on his own friends, partners and wife and engineered his escape in a spectacular car crash and a fire.
But his past actions catch up, and Patrick is traced, chained and brought back home to USA as a criminal. Once home he hires a lawyer who was a classmate and feeds the information in bits and pieces to him, via his Brazilian girlfriend Eva Miranda. Even after all that he has done, Patrick hopes to escape because he knows what others do not know.
The tale of his escape is given in such vivid detail and the book is a masterpiece in the legal thrillers genre. John Grisham proves that he is a master of twists in the few final pages of the novel, because whatever Patrick has, he can never get the one thing he thought he could have in his life.
WHAT I LIKED: Plot, scenes, characters.
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: certain logic errors
VERDICT: A bittersweet legal saga.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover
John Ray Grisham, Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American lawyer, politician, and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers.
John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University Of Mississippi School Of Law in 1981 and practiced criminal law for about a decade. He also served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990. He began writing his first novel, A Time to Kill, in 1984, and it was published in June 1989.
As of 2008, his books had sold over 250 million copies worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, the others being Tom Clancy and J.K. Rowling
Grisham's first bestseller was The Firm. Released in 1991, it sold more than seven million copies. The book was later adapted into a feature film in 1993, and a TV series in 2012 which "continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel. Eight of his other novels have also been adapted into films: The Chamber, The Client, A Painted House, The Pelican Brief, Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill. His books have been translated into 29 languages and published worldwide.
PRICE: Rs. 189 for kindle edition
BOOK LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/The-Partner-Novel-John-Grisham/dp/0345531957