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ISBN13: 9780345530578
ISBN10: 0345530578
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In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.

One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price — and the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.


“Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious.” Janet Maslin, The New York Times


The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.” USA Today


“A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served.” The Washington Post


“Tautly plotted.” Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels; one work of nonfiction; a collection of stories; and a series for young readers. The recipient of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, he is also the chairman of the board of directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Elaine, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Elaine)
OK, so it is not great literature, but I found it a really good, fun read. Typical of Grisham books, it's set in the South and there are lawyers and courtrooms. There is a far-fetched plot involving millions of dollars that were ill-gotten gain by a judge who dies. The money gets moved around and hidden and stolen from the thieves. Yeah - superficially it sounds a like Grisham's The Summons, but this time it involves gold bars, and the judge was murdered for the money, and I'm not saying "who done it" and who winds up with it since I don't want to ruin it for you, but trust me, it will keep you guessing. There are some genuine surprises - just when you think you know what is really going on, you find out you were wrong so it keeps you turning pages. I definitely recommend it if you want some light fun reading.
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Grisham, John
Popular Fiction-Suspense
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