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Our hero, Nate O'Riley--a washed-up, alcoholic litigator with two ruined marriages in his wake and the IRS on his tail--is dispatched to the Brazilian wetlands in search of a mysterious heir named in the will. After a harrowing trip upriver to a remote settlement in the Pantanal, he encounters Rachel Lane, a pure-hearted missionary living with an indigenous tribe and carrying out "God's work." Rachel's grave dedication and kindness impress the jaded lawyer, so much that a nasty bout of dengue fever leads him to a vision that could change his life.
Back in the States, the legal proceedings drag on and Grisham has a high time with Phelan's money-hungry descendents, a regrettable bunch who squandered millions, married strippers, got druggy, and befriended the Mob. The youngest son, Ramble, is a multi-pierced, tattoo-covered malcontent with big dreams for his rock band, the Demon Monkeys. Will Nate get straight with Rachel's aid? Do the greedy heirs get theirs? What's the real legacy of a lifetime's work? The Testament is classic Grisham: a down-and-out lawyer, a lot of money, an action-packed pursuit, and the highest issues at stake. It's not just about great characters; it's about the question of what character is. --Rebekah Warren --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
There's no doubt John Grisham has talent, but it's like he ran out of interest half way through the book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Telstar
Read it twice, love Grisham. I'll probably read it AGAIN. I told my son about it and my daughter adds "I read it, you'd like it "Published 5 days ago by Lucinda Reynolds
The book was absolutely amazing . I had to read it for extra credit but I ended up enjoying it. First time reading from this author and it will not be the last .Published 7 days ago by TWilson
I was fascinated by the characters and the plot.The plot was engaging and not predictable. The author is a great writerPublished 10 days ago by chloe
This is a great story, that makes one realize the most important things in our sojourn here on Earth, Family and Friends.
What a surprise ending, too many tears. Read more
I loved the story of the attorney Nate O'Reilly's adventure into Brazil's Pantanal region searching for the Christian Missionary Rachel Lane while working for the estate of... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Richard L. Dudas