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
intriguing story that threads its way in a way that doesn't loose your attention
when one of the players found himself in Jamaica without a passport
I felt as though I was going through the experience with the protagonist.
I felt very anxious as the story developed.
The turn around.
The story seem to ramble on. Parts of it too boring.
How the lawyer got away with everything he did.
Yes. Denzel Washington
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The plot kept me going for a while, but the narrator and the characters are what carried me to the end. After about half or two-thirds of the way through the book the end became apparent, but your love for the characters and J.D. Jackson's narration bring you through to the end.
J.D. Jackson is now one of my favs! Fantastic voice and wonderful job vocally preparing the reader for Grisham's writing.
I enjoy the narrator as well as the story
to long for one sitting......I'm 81 years old and would fall asleep
Once I got used to the switching of scenes, I enjoyed the climax, rather unsuspected on my part.
He did indeed say this is a work of fiction so take it at that. I don't know what the others who didn't have a kind word to say are so upset about unless they wanted this to be more true to life. I enjoyed this one as much as his other books. I spend on average 4 hours a day listening to books on tape and I found this one to be quite enjoyable.
As a work of fiction the plot ids definately believable and kept you guessing.
Getting the upper hand on the FBI.
Yes, a very entertaining book. We started in Ohio and ended in Florida and enjoyed it and it kept us awake through the night!
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