The Partner

The Partner

Book - 1997
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A partner in a promising law firm fakes his death in a car crash in order to steal $90 million dollars from his company. After assuming a new identity and transforming his appearance, he flees to Brazil, but is unable to shake off his partners' wrath.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRI
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings)


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Mar 23, 2019

SPOILER ALERT. I thought the ending was good. If people did not like how it ends it could be because it’s not necessarily a happy ending and is one that leaves you guessing what really happened to one of the main characters. I loved the book! I thought it was extremely clever and had great development.

Apr 04, 2018

Didn't really know how many * to give this novel. It's well written and should rank amongst his best. But....I hated the ending so much that I'm not sure that I will read any more of his work.

Apr 01, 2017

My favorite! Such intense twists.

May 27, 2016

Wow. Great read, surprising ending. Grisham knows how to do twists and turns for sure!

May 27, 2016

Great twist in the book until the last few pages and then I couldn't believe it! Not a great way to end the book in my thinking.

Ham625 Oct 15, 2015

Fast and furious, constantly evolving and twisting. A real page turner. One of his best.

Aug 21, 2015

Despite Grisham's reputation as tops in his field, this one doesn't quite measure up. The story proceeds in a linear, fairly predictable fashion, as layer by layer the protagonist's supposed guilt for grand larceny and murder get peeled away, leaving not very much and the book ends with a whimper rather than a bang. Also unforgiveable for a writer of Grisham's stature are several glaring plot flaws, including an assertion that Lanigan managed to be making over 8% on wise investments of money that was at the time being moved on a daily basis from bank to bank and country to country via wire transfers to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Strokes of unbelievable luck also helped, including stumbling upon a very old man with no family, ready to conveniently die at just the right moment.
Plainly put, Grisham is no match for the likes of Frederick Forsythe.

Mar 13, 2015

An OK read, certainly didn't bore me but wasn't as page turning as I thought.

Feb 12, 2015

This was a re-read for me. I don't think this is as good as The Runaway Jury but it's definitely an entertaining read. It's fast-paced and it's full of surprised. Sure, you have to put your credibility aside, but that's a small price to pay.

BrooklynLady_42 Jan 14, 2014

As usual, Grisham is great (and handsome).

The end of the story was a surprise. What a shock!

Did not find it predictable at all.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at HPL

To Top