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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....
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.
About the Author
John Grisham is the author of Skipping Christmas, The Summons, A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill. He lives with his family in Mississippi and Virginia.