They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen. He was much thinner and his face had been altered. He spoke a different language, and spoke it very well.But Danilo had a past with many chapters. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a prominent Biloxi law firm. He had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Then one cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car and died a horrible death. When he was buried his casket held nothing more than his ashes.From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account. And Patrick fled some more.But they found him.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
John Grisham is the author of a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Frank Muller has earned critical acclaim as a superstar of audio. His narration of Pat Conroy's Beach Music won an Audie Award. His performance of Jack London's brawny, masculine classic The Call of the Wild has gained the attention of listeners and reviewers alike, placing him at the pinnacle of the audiobook industry. Library Journal called him "the first true superstar of spoken audio." On November 5th, 2001, Frank Muller was in a very serious motorcycle accident near Los Angeles, California. Stephen King, John Grisham and other authors held a benefit in New York on February 2nd, 2002.
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