Friday, June 6, 2008

2008 Book 53: The Partner

Book #:53

Book Title:The Partner

Author:John Grisham

Publisher:Island Books

Pub. Date:1997


Started:June 3, 2008

Finished:June 5, 2008

Time to Read:3 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"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..."

Review:It's hard to love the bad guy in any story. You are primed in life to root for good over evil and believe that the law will prevail against those who make a mockery of it. Only John Grisham can build a tail where the reader spends the entire time on the edge of their seat, hoping against hope that this time, the bad guy will prevail. From the moment a mysterious stranger is revealed in a remote South American town, he is a mystery wrapped in an enigma and dusted on top with an odd kind of charm.

This question poses a few morally interesting questions, where Grisham challenges the reader to think beyond what they normally would embrace. The book is fast moving and has such a carefully crafted plot that the ends comes far too quickly. Highly recommend - one of the best Grisham has to offer!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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