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ISBN13: 9780385535144
ISBN10: 0385535147
Condition: Standard
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Pat Wilkie, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Pat Wilkie)
One of Grisham's best!
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Frederick Holbrook, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Frederick Holbrook)
I would say that this is the best book of 2012
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mira, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by mira)
An excellent, typical, Grisham read!
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Steve Berberich, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Steve Berberich)
This was such a fast read. I could barely putit down. I forced myself to, because I did not want it to end. One of my favorite Grisham's.
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This fast paced book was so gripping that I kept asking myself who the "good guy" was and who the "bad guy!" At one point in the book after a particularly grueling fate befell one of the characters I read the comment "I almost feel sorry for him," and said to myself "so do I!"

Racketeer is John Grisham at his explosive best.
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Grisham, John
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Grisham (The Litigators) is back in top form with this twisty, precisely plotted legal thriller that eschews the civics lessons of some of his more recent work. The masterful opening introduces disgraced Virginia lawyer Malcolm Bannister, who has served half of a 10-year prison sentence for money laundering after getting caught up in a federal net aimed at a sleazy influence peddler. Bannister's conviction has, naturally, destroyed his life, but he thinks he can use the murder of federal judge Raymond Fawcett to his advantage. Fawcett, who presided over a landmark mining rights case, and his attractive secretary, with whom he was having an affair, were both found shot in the head in his cabin in southwest Virginia. Near the bodies was an empty open safe. When the high-profile investigation stalls, Bannister tells the feds that he can identify the killer for them in exchange for a release from jail and the means to start a new life. The surprises all work, and the action builds to a satisfying resolution. Agent: David Gernert, the Gernert Company. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , 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 Fogletree just became number five.

His body was found in the basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies — Judge Fogletree and his young secretary.

I did not know Judge Fogletree, but I know who killed him, and why.

I am a lawyer, and I am in prison.

It’s a long story.

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