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.