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ISBN13: 9780440234746
ISBN10: 0440234743
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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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In a story that sweeps across two hemispheres. John Grisham journeys deep into the dark halls of justice — and the forests of Brazil.

With his death just hours away, eccentric billionaire Troy Phelan is furiously rewriting his will. The angry old man wants to send a message to his children and his ex-wives, a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. He's leaving his billions to a surprise heiress, his illegitimate daughter who is a Christian missionary working in Brazil's rain forest. Rachel Lane stands to inherit 11 billion dollars. But only if attorney Nate O'Reilly can find her.

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John Grisham lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi.

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soxford63, July 19, 2012 (view all comments by soxford63)
I am a long-time fan of John Grisham. I love his writing style and characterizations, along with descring the towns. His style is easily readable, so he appeals to a large cross-section of readers. Troy Phelan is very believable as an old cantankerous billionaire, along with his family of greedy, spoiled ex-wives and children. Nate O'Reilly, a washed-up lawyer who has failed rehab numerous times, is also made believable with the dialog. This is what really attracts me to his books -- his portrayal of real life situations and true-to-life characters. If they are less than desirable in their behavior and morals, then so be it. Grisham is true to his writing in every sense of the word.
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Arlene Martinez, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Arlene Martinez)
This grabs you from the first chapter on. Never underestimate your family and their ties that bind. Death does bring out the worst in people...........
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augmendoza, February 10, 2008 (view all comments by augmendoza)
This is yet another effort by Grisham to combine his globetrotting with his writing [along with The Broker and Playing for Pizza.] I don't mean this in a derogatory sense whatsoever - on the contrary, I love the deep and emotional descriptions of the places that Grisham has visited and obviously fell in love with. In my opinion, the journey into the Pantanl, the Texas-sized wetlands area of Brazil, is the story in The Testament. The story of a Virginia billionaire who dies leaving his vast fortune to his long, lost missionary daughter and screwing his cartoonishly-greedy remaining spawn is pretty entertaining itself, but the Brazilian backdrop held me enthralled. The billionaire's law firm sends a recovering alcoholic law partner to Brazil to venture deep, deep into the Pantanal to inform the newly minted heiress of her great fortune since she lives with the natives who exist in a world only seen on National Geographic accessible only by actual contact in a journey that takes weeks.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440234746
Author:
Grisham, John
Publisher:
Island
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Wills
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
105-272
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.05x4.33x1.15 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In a story that sweeps across two hemispheres. John Grisham journeys deep into the dark halls of justice — and the forests of Brazil.

With his death just hours away, eccentric billionaire Troy Phelan is furiously rewriting his will. The angry old man wants to send a message to his children and his ex-wives, a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. He's leaving his billions to a surprise heiress, his illegitimate daughter who is a Christian missionary working in Brazil's rain forest. Rachel Lane stands to inherit 11 billion dollars. But only if attorney Nate O'Reilly can find her.

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