The man they were about to kidnap had not always been called Silva. As a lawyer - Patrick S. Lanigan - he had had a previous life which ended in a car crash in February 1992. Six weeks after his death, $90 million disappeared from his law firm. It was then that his partners knew he was still alive.
Literary slugger John Grisham returns with a story about-- surprise!--a lawyer in trouble. Patrick Lanigan had been a young partner in a prominent Southern law firm. He had a beautiful wife, a new baby girl, and a bright future. Then one winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car; the casket they buried held nothing but ashes.
A short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial then fled. A fortune was stolen from his ex-firm's offshore account. And Patrick ran, covering his tracks the whole way.
But, now, they've found him.