The Racketeer

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Hodder & Stoughton, Nov 8, 2012 - Fiction - 448 pages
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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 the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five.

His body was found in the small 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 Fawcett and his young secretary.

I did not know Judge Fawcett, 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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This book has interesting chracters and a good plot. - LibraryThing
Confusing at times, and just the plot was dead. - LibraryThing
Page turner with a decent story and ending. - LibraryThing
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I enjoy Grisham's writing, and this latest one is tops. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Heather Weigel - Goodreads

Not your classic Josh Grisham lawyer novel. Those with knowledge can find themselves on the other side and know how to manipulate the system. Revenge is a powerful thing. Great change of pace for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl - Goodreads

I have read a few Grisham books. This one kept me engaged and I found it credible. A lot of reviewers have slammed it, saying that it was one of the author's worst and that he was lazy. I don't think ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, one collection of short stories, and three novels for young readers. His works are translated into thirty-nine languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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