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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Testament: By John Grisham

"Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States.  He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die.  Hi 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.  His second marriage in a shambles, he is emerging from fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humor.  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."

This novel by John Grisham is a story that has taught me to always have a will and if you have a particularly large some of money, know who that money is going to.  It is important for a will to be considered valid in the eyes of the court to continue through probate.  Grisham has always kept me entertained with his novels because I love his sense of mystery, adventure, and the inclusion of law.  Rachel Lane is young woman trying to keep to herself and be as far from her father as possible, unfortunately, this isn't possible for her and as the ending shows...she did eventually learn at least one thing from her Dad.  Grisham is an amazing author who knows how to keep his readers on their toes throughout the novel.

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