Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.
Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.
Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.
On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.
What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday....
Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.
©2012 John Grisham (P)2012 Random House Audio
Italian translated in America in 2001, work in Hospitality industry and I am an avid listener.
Did not read the book but I can say that the narrator could have used a little more energy
How everything untangles at the end
No but it made me want to move to the islands
Grisham books are always a good read and this one does not disappoint
This was a wonderfully done audiobook. Having read and enjoyed all of John Grisham's previous works, I was not disappointed by his latest legal thriller. The narration was almost as good as the writing itself. J.D. Jackson did a remarkable job.
Yes, great listen..
It wasn't preditcable..
Parts made me laugh.. other parts made me go hmmmm....
It was obvious this story was churned out for the money. Not much tthinking went on.
I think it was more the story and how it was written but a little less monotone would have helped.
One to help you sleep. I expected better from this author.....
Great story - kept doing my chores because I couldn't stop listening - JD Jackson did a great job portraying the characters.
Refueled my interest in legal thrillers.
Pleasant, engaging, and interesting story because he relies on practical imagination sans profanity.
I am listening to this book in my car while driving to work. It makes my drive a lot more enjoyable.
It was a great story that kept me guessing where the story was going.
I had to write a review on this book! This was one of John Grisham's excellent reads. From beginning to end, the story unwinds, twists, yet easy to following and kept me hanging on throughout. I loved the Narrator too.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive. I like ones that are easy to follow so I can also pay attention to the read and which make the trip goes faster. The Racketeer was both. It was a very interesting story about the abuses of the federal legal system. I highly recommend it.
Maybe a few years down the line
Yes it did
The racketeer himself!
Yes, when the Russian's story is revealed, as to why he is seeking revenge.
A good read. Very powerful, and moving.
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