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The Test is a thriller masquerading as a family saga that goes very, very wrong. We start off with a billionaire patriarch. (In the book, he’s already dead, but in the movie…who knows!) Paul Parnell realizes that he’d been too dedicated chasing wealth and fame to imbue in his children the moral value code that he now embraces. Is it too late? Can he rule from the grave? Paul may be dead, but his contemporary, his friend and attorney, is charged with executing a very unusual will. Paul has six children and for them to inherit massive wealth, they must pass a moral value test within one year.Learn more about the book and author at Patricia Gussin's website.
So the will has to be read by this old gentleman, perhaps Alan Alda.
Then we must cast the six children in contention for the inheritance. Here they are in birth order. See the family tree inside the front cover of the book for a complete picture of this complex family.
Dan, in his early forties, a tree farmer, a recluse, not much interested in the money until he’s reunited with his ex wife, a beautiful Latino woman, and his twin son and daughter. Mark Wahlberg or...[read on]
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