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By John Grisham


Once he used to be a favored, well-paid younger companion in a thriving Mississippi legislations company. Then Patrick Lanigan stole 90 million money from his personal firm—and ran for his lifestyles. For 4 years, he kept away from males who have been wealthy and robust, and who could cease at not anything to discover him. Then, necessarily, at the fringe of the Brazilian jungle, they eventually tracked him down.

Now Patrick is coming domestic. And within the Mississippi urban the place all of it started, a rare trial is set to start. As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick’s legal professional prepares his safeguard, as Patrick’s lover prays for his deliverance and his former companions watch for their revenge, one other tale is ready to emerge. simply because Patrick Lanigan, the main reviled white-collar legal of his time, is familiar with anything that nobody else on this planet understands. He is familiar with the truth.

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Are you ok? ” Sandy requested. He nodded, nonetheless donning the aviator colors. Sandy reached into his briefcase and got rid of a duplicate of the Coast paper. The headline screamed, LANIGAN SUES FBI FOR TORTURE AND ABUSE the 2 pictures ate up part front web page. Patrick fashionable it for a second. “I’ll learn it later. ” Cutter sat without delay in entrance of Patrick, and naturally he used to be hearing his prisoner breathe. dialog used to be out of the query, which applicable Patrick positive. The van entered the car parking zone of the bottom health facility, and stopped on the emergency front. They took Patrick via a carrier door, then alongside a hallway the place the nurses have been looking forward to a short inspection in their new sufferer. lab technicians stopped sooner than them, and one truly stated, “Welcome domestic, Patrick. ” a true smartass. No pink tape right here. No preadmission kinds. No questions on assurance or who’s purchasing what. He was once taken instantly to the 3rd ground and positioned in a room on the finish of the corridor. Cutter had a number of banal reviews and directions, as did the Sheriff. constrained mobilephone use, guards by way of the door, nutrition within the room. What else are you able to say to a prisoner? They left, and merely Sandy remained. Patrick sat at the fringe of his mattress, his ft dangling. “I’d wish to see my mother,” he acknowledged. “She’s on her method. She’ll be right here at one. ” “Thanks. ” “What approximately your spouse and daughter? ” “I’d wish to see Ashley Nicole, yet now not now. I’m convinced she doesn’t consider me. by way of now, she thinks I’m a monster. For seen purposes, I’d fairly no longer see Trudy. ” there has been a noisy knock at the door, and Sheriff Sweeney was once again, now retaining a slightly thick stack of papers. “Sorry to disturb, Patrick, yet this can be enterprise. i assumed it most sensible to get this over with. ” “Sure, Sheriff,” Patrick acknowledged, bracing for the onslaught. “I have to serve those on you. First, this here's an indictment back through the grand jury of Harrison County for capital homicide. ” Patrick took it and, with out taking a look at it, passed it to Sandy. “This here's a summons and a criticism for divorce, filed by way of Trudy Lanigan over in cellular. ” “What a surprise,” Patrick stated as he took it. “On what grounds? ” “I haven’t learn it. it is a summons and criticism filed through a Mr. Benjamin Aricia. ” “Who? ” Patrick requested, in a flat attempt at humor. The Sheriff didn’t crack a grin. “This is a summons and grievance filed by way of your previous legislations enterprise. ” “How a lot are they after? ” Patrick requested, taking the summons and criticism. “I haven’t learn it. it is a summons and criticism filed by way of Monarch-Sierra assurance corporation. ” “Oh certain. I take into accout these boys. ” He handed it to Sandy, whose arms have been now complete whereas the Sheriff’s have been empty. “Sorry, Patrick,” Sweeney acknowledged. “Is that each one? ” “For now. I’ll cease via the clerk’s place of work on the town to determine if any further matches were filed. ” “Send ’em over. Sandy the following works quickly. ” They shook arms, this time with no the intrusion of cuffs, and the Sheriff left. “I consistently cherished Raymond,” Patrick acknowledged, fingers on hips, slowly bending on the knees. He made it midway down sooner than preventing and easing up.

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