Author: Grisham John
Brand: Penguin Random House
- Random House Export Editions
Package Dimensions: 38x178x259
Number Of Pages: 480
Release Date: 28-12-1999
Details: Product Description
John Grisham’s latest book, The Testament is a legal thriller that opens with a bang.
This book is about Troy Phelan, an eccentric and elderly billionaire who commits suicide right after writing his will. In his will, Troy leaves his billion-dollar fortune to a sole heir that nobody in his family knew existed, his illegitimate daughter Rachel Lane. Rachel, at the time of Troy’s death, was living as a missionary in the jungles of Brazil. The disinheritance from Troy’s wealth infuriates his six children from his three marriages. which sparks off a legal battle to contest the will in court.
A recovering alcoholic, substance abuser and semi-retired lawyer Nate O’Riley is sent to the depths of the Brazilian jungles to find Rachel. This turns out to be an adventure in itself, one that nearly kills him.
The Testament was published by RHUK in 1999. The book is available in paperback.
The Testament went to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
It sold over 2 million copies in the first year of publication.
The book has been translated into various other languages that include Spanish, Russian, French and Japanese.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers Mark Johnson and Hunt Lowry are developing a film adaptation of The Testament.
Grisham is on top form with this legal blockbuster” (
A compulsory page-turner with a subterranean plot as old and potent as myth” (Malcom Jones
His best novel in the past five … brilliant… you have to go on reading” (
Mail on Sunday)
“Grisham includes his trademark legal wrangling, zippy plot and engaging minor characters … His hordes of fans won’t be disappointed” (
Absorbing … The pages fly by” (
About the Author
John Grisham is from America and is a lawyer, politician and author by profession. He is widely known for his books on crime fiction. He graduated from Mississippi State University and later went to the University of Mississippi School of Law. He worked as a criminal lawyer for almost ten years.
Grisham is a Galaxy British Book Awards winner and also won the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2005. His other popular works are The Firm, A Painted House, The Racketeer and Gray Mountain.