Thursday, April 14, 2011

Book Review: The Partner by John Grisham

A Partner in Deed, is the Partner in Heels.
TITLE: The Partner
AUTHOR: John Grisham
PUBLISHER: Island Books
REVIEWER: Manuel Odeny

Life to Patrick a Mississippi lawyer sucks. Outwardly to friends and family he appears normal till he realizes what others don’t. he works as a rookie for two years for a politically connected firm before making partner and marries Trudy, a beautiful woman he meets at a party.

At the firm Patrick picks up a conversation between his four fellow partners who want to fire him because the firm is about to get $13 million from a case by Mcaistar- a former employee of Global Parts, a company selling nuclear war heads to the government of US.

When the company betrays Mcaistar by blocking his promotion and transferring him to a little town, he takes his revenge, resigns and looks for a politically connected firm to reap in millions. Mcaistar ‘uncovers’ a plot to over bill the government on a nuclear weapon deal.

At home Patrick meets his wife’s ex-husband who tells him of Trudy’s affair with a teenager lover that caused their first divorce. Patrick discovers of his wife double dealing and that their daughter is illegitimate.

While the mid-life crisis causes men to take on younger wives and some to go back to school, Patrick decides to disappear, he teaches himself how to disappear without trace: through death. Patrick fakes his death

So when a partner ‘dies’ and $13 million gets lost from a bank questions will star t fly-unanswered- and rumor mills wills grind-unverified. Is Patrick really dead? Did he take the money?

After watching his own funeral the hunt begins……….

The legal thriller write john Grisham novel is fantastic. The humor short and witty. Suspense grips as Grisham leads you to a specific path to the truth only to reach a dead end and direct you to a new unchartered path.

The reader will enjoy the book with its swift turn of betrayal and greed.


  1. Must be an enjoyable read The Partner by John Grisham. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.

  2. I really liked the Partner. It was fast moving and always exciting. I have read many of John Grisham's books and would rate this very high on the list. If you are looking for a fast moving book that will keep the pages turning and the suspense coming take a look at this one.