The Testament

The Testament

Book - 1999
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Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States.nbsp;nbsp;He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die.nbsp;nbsp;His heirs, to no one's surprise--especially Troy's--are circling like vultures.

Nate O'Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who's lived too hard, too fast, for too long.nbsp;nbsp;His second marriage in a shambles, and he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humor.nbsp;nbsp;Returning to the real world is always difficult, but this time it's going to be murder.

Rachel Lane is a young woman who chose to give her life to God, who walked away from the modern world with all its strivings and trappings and encumbrances, and went to live and work with a primitive tribe of Indians in the deepest jungles of Brazil.

In a story that mixes legal suspense with a remarkable adventure, their lives are forever altered by the startling secret of The Testament .
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, 1999
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780385493802
Branch Call Number: FIC Grish 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 435 p


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Oct 02, 2019

Excellent...the book played like a movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 12, 2019

I felt like I travelled to the Amazon. It's been years since I read it but I still have memories of boating down the muddy rivers, reaching the indigenous peoples, and staying in the town. I really entered into this book which is rare for me.

Jun 01, 2019

Too long.

Dec 24, 2014

This is one of my favorite books by Grisham, despite the fact that all the action does not happen in a courtroom. Great read for the beach or a rainy weekend

Apr 04, 2014

This is a great book. It is my first John Grisham novel but from what I have read elsewhere, it is the best. It was exciting and often humorous at times. I was impressed by the journey of faith that was woven into the story...a true representation of what it means to come into relationship with Christ, not the stereotypical picture that is seen in so many books and media.

Feb 23, 2013

This is somewhat different from Grisham's other books because a lot of the story takes place in the Pantanal region of Brazil. In addition, the main character's struggles with addiction and the exploration of the characters religious beliefs, in my opinion, make this somewhat more thought provoking. This has a bit more that the usual entertaining critique of the imperfect American legal system.

Apr 15, 2012

Grisham's stories are interesting and reveal his loathing of lawyers.

Aug 22, 2011

A very entertaining read.

Aug 20, 2011

This was my first (hopefully in a long list of many) John Grisham book (I've been meaning to read one for years). I thought this was a great book to start with. I really enjoyed the beginning where the family of a extremely rich guy (Donald Trump-esque) are waiting for him to die, and then when he does die they are waiting to see how much of his billions they are each getting. The relatives of the guy are repulsive in every way possible and feel assured that they are getting a good cut of his money, so they are spending all "their" money in the most obscene ways possible. Then the will is finally read out and they have been cut out of it. It's quite funny.

Mar 31, 2011

My absolute favorite of all the John Grisham novels. This is definitely a page turner. He takes you in two very different worlds, with very different people. The characters are fascinating! I was pulled in from the very beginning and stayed hooked until the end.

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