Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345531964, 533pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
In a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. Because Troy Phelan's new will names a sole surprise heir to his eleven-billion-dollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil.
Enter the lawyers. Nate O Riley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelan's family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate goes crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a woman pursued by enemies and friends alike holds a stunning surprise of her own.
“A compulsory page-turner.”—Newsweek
“Grisham includes his trademark legal wrangling, zippy plot and engaging minor characters. . . . His hordes of fans won’t be disappointed.”—USA Today
“Absorbing . . . The pages fly by.”—Chicago Tribune
“Entertaining.”—The New York Times Book Review