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
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!
This book wasn't for me. The story developed too slowly, was unbelievable, nonsensical, and had a predictable ending.
This book tuned me off of this author combined with this performer. I have enjoyed other Grisham novels but this one will make me think twice before selecting another audio book by him.
I'm a Grisham fan, but this latest work was very disappointing. Lacked his normal punch and listening was more of a grind, just to get it done. Story line was more than a little far fetched in my opinion. Narration was slow, halting, and detracted from the story. Don't waste your time.
I am a retired RN in New York State and love, lobe, love James Patterson books!
Loved the intrigue. Kept me guessing till the end. Every character well developed and surprising. Will read more of his.
Yes, the plot was good. I thought the middle dragged out a little bit and have a tough time trying to figure out what is going on.
Yes, I think the movie would be easier to deliver the story.
I remember when Grisham was gold. You could buy his next book and know you were getting something great to read. Hasn't been that way for some time. : <
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