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
I am a real fan of character development by authors. - LibraryThing
And it's a great piece of storytelling. - LibraryThing
I enjoy Grisham's writing, and this latest one is tops. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Margothequeen - Goodreads

I'm not really into detective novels, but my dad insisted that I read this one. Well, I like any fiction about cons, but this book just did not surprise me. And I did not really like the writing style ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janelle Molineaux - Goodreads

Great story, very interesting. However, the characters are nothing more than cardboard. 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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