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
Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".
Very boring and depressing. Couldn't get past part one.
Written a different book!
Can't blame him. Story was hard to narrate. Read like a textbook.
Any and all.
Very disappointing. Not what I expected from John Grisham.
The story written by another author that writes with intrigue, adventure and surprises.
No, the narrator's voice puts the listener to sleep
All, its to long and boring.
An actual plot.
from M.B.'s initial release to the very end.
If you have already read the partner & the bretheren, don't wast your time with this one.
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Being a devout Grisham fan, I have high expectations. As usual, it took some ground work, but once the action and story started to unfold.....it was captivating! I cared about the characters and was intrigued and entertained as it all unfolded.
I have read all of Grisham's adult books and this is one of the best. It has the usual twists and turns but this time you aren't in on the outcome for quite awhile.
Banister/Baldwin is the usual Grisham intelligent confident protagonist.
Even timbre. He sounds like a story teller.
I just wanted it to keep going so I would know what happened.
As always John Grisham has woven an intricate story, yet made it interesting and easy to follow. the main character is a brilliant strategist it is his telling of the story that weaves intrigued page by page. thoroughly enjoyed it.
I couldn't figure out the ending until the end.
Can't remember as it has been too long.
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