The master of legal thrillers weaves a clever tale of adventure and suspense in which a suicidal billionaire, a burnt-out Washington litigator, and a woman who has forsaken technology to work in the wilds of Brazil are all brought together by an astounding mystery of the testament. 2,400,000 first printing.
Nate O'Riley, a high-powered D.C. lawyer and recovering alcoholic, must fight both a morally corrupt legal system and his own recurring addiction to find Rachel Lane, a young woman working as doctor deep in the Brazilian wetlands. Rachel has inherited a multi-billion-dollar fortune, but with her other siblings clamoring for a piece of the pie, she unknowingly needs Nate's help to fend them off. But Nate's journey to Brazil becomes a greater, more dangerous adventure than he expected, eventually proving that he needs her help much more than she needs his. An independent, self-assured woman, Rachel opens Nate's eyes to a world he had never known: a world devoid of corruption, money and liquor, and instead, filled with faith and spirituality. A Publishers Weekly best-seller for 31 weeks, THE TESTAMENT was the magazine's longest-running fiction hardcover best-seller in 1999.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Legal, Conflicts + Dualities, Family + Friendship, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Settings, Money + Finance, Work + the Workplace, Religion + Beliefs, Types of Characters, Medicine + Health, Human Qualities + Behavior, Action + Thrillers
- March 1, 1999
- March 1, 1999
- John Grisham