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
This book is a unique, unusual and intriguing thriller. Grisham uses his legal knowledge in a new and addictive way – he can pace a thriller like no other writer. I like the narrator, and think over time he will be a 5 star, but at the moment the pace is just a bit too slow. Well worth the listen ~ S
John Grisham still has what it takes to grab me at the first page and keep my attention. I have never been disappointed with anything he has written. This book stands well next to the Bretheren, and the Client.
Yes, it was engaging, however, I agree with other reviewers that it moves slowly
Other Grisham books
Worth the listen but not as good as his classics. I would rate it actually about a 3.5
Mal, he had everything under control at all times.
His voice did not intrude, I usually knew who was speaking and it made the telling flow.
I can't wait for Grisham's next book! My favorite author
... the plot is a little one-dimensional. I would recommend this as light enjoyment, but would not classify it as Grisham's finest hour.
I love the work of John Grisham
Chapter 1 to 27 is a perfect Grisham..but then ....
Mr. jackson did a overall very good job, his up there among the best
It made me annoyed, because after chap 27 i just did not know what way the storry
took,, it seemed like a whole new story until it opened up round chap 40 something
maybe its just me, but i like to know where the story goes. its most irritating to wonder..
What is this..where does this fit in the story..
But at the end it all falls into place ,,and its a good story..
At first I thought the voice of JD was too slow, but then I loved it. I enjoyed the twists in the book and was kept wondering until the end as to what ta hell was going on. :) read it..
Grisham is a great story teller, every time. I always look forward to his work.
This is a very good book. I enjoy listening to it. I could follow the narrator because his reading was clear.
Swinging the deal with the federal government
So far, the transformation of the main character into another person. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.
it was just very interesting!
Yes. Narration was excellent! Really felt like th eprotaginist was telling the story.
Yes I would. A fun read / listen that is entertaining without taking itself too serious.
A colorful, personal telling of the tale.
Yes, when Malcolm / Max first experiences the simple pleasures of freedom.
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