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The Partner is a thrilling novel by John Grisham that is centered on the life of the protagonist, Patrick Lanigan, as he attempts to unravel a devious scheme against the U.S. government orchestrated by the law firm that he works for.
Summary Of The Book
The Partner is a novel that begins with the readers being introduced to Patrick Lanigan, who works in a law firm as a junior partner. This firm is situated in Mississippi. As the story advances, Patrick becomes aware of the devious plans of Benny Aricia, who is a shipbuilding magnate.
Benny plans of swindling the U.S. government and the firm stands to gain a whopping thirty million dollars from this. Patrick then comes to know that he stands to gain nothing from this scheme.
What follows is a clever scheme by Patrick himself as he tries to gain his share of the money. Patrick fakes his own death, as a result of which his wife receives a hefty amount in life insurance. The facts that she has been an adulterous woman and has a daughter from an extramarital relationship are revealed to the readers. The action continues as the law firm suddenly discovers ninety million dollars missing from their account. This causes them to doubt Patrick's death in the first place as they know that only an insider could swindle them successfully.
As a result of this, they hunt down Patrick, who is now living in Brazil with his girlfriend, Eva. Even though Patrick is captured and tortured for information, the FBI agents track him down after gaining information from Eva and end up saving his life from certain death.
A number of twists and turns follow, which include Patrick landing himself in a great deal of trouble after being sued for murder, divorce, and theft. However, these events all have interesting outcomes. The author has been highly successful in keeping the story captivating for his readers. The suspense and action that the book is filled with truly makes it worth a read.
About John Grisham
The author of this book, John Grisham, is also a renowned politician and author from the United States.
Apart from this book, Grisham has written a number of other books on law and other genres. Some of the books written by Grisham include The Wavedancer Benefit: A Tribute To Frank Muller, The Innocent Man: Murder And Injustice In A Small Town, Theodore Boone: The Accused, and Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.
Grisham was born on the 8th of February 1955, in Arkansas, United States. He completed his studies from Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, Mississippi. Grisham later attended Mississippi State University, where he completed his degree in accounting, followed by studying at the University of Mississippi School of Law, training to become a tax lawyer. He is married to Renee Jones, and they have two children