Troy Phelen 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. Nate O'Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who's lived too hard, too fast, for too long. Emerging from his fourth stay in rehab he knows 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. In a story that mixes legal suspense with a remarkable adventure, their lives are forever altered by the startling secret of The Testament.
" risham is on top form with this legal blockbuster" Daily Mail
John Grisham wurde am 8. Februar 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, geboren, studierte in Mississippi und liess sich 1981 als Anwalt nieder. Der aufsehenerregende Fall einer vergewaltigten Minderjährigen brachte ihm zum Schreiben. In Früh- und Nachtschichten wurde daraus sein erster Thriller, 'Die Jury', der in einem kleinen, unabhängigen Verlag erschien, der Beginn einer beispiellosen Erfolgsgeschichte.
"Grisham is on top form with this legal blockbuster" Daily Mail "A compulsory page-turner with a subterranean plot as old and potent as myth" -- Malcom Jones Newsweek "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" USA Today "Absorbing ... The pages fly by" Chicago Tribune