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The Racketeer

The Racketeer

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 8th November 2012

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781444729795

Reviews

No one does it better than Grisham
Daily Telegraph
The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page
USA Today
Electrifying
<i>Guardian</i>
Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious
<i>New York Times</i>
Fast-paced . . . with enough startling plot twists - and changes of scenery, from Miami to Montego Bay and beyond - to surprise even the most suspicious reader
Wall Street Journal
'Like many a Grisham hero, Mal is a legal insider who knows how to work the system to his advantage. He's also a peculiarly lone wolf, willing to shed all his family ties in pursuit of a very long and entertaining con.'
<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>
Tautly plotted
Entertainment Weekly
'Electrifying... carries the reader along one track (innocent man seeks exoneration) only to switch on to another (cat-and-mouse caper) halfway through with delicious, frictionless ease.'
<i>The Guardian</i>
A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served
Washington Post
The best thriller writer alive
Ken Follett
'But this is not a story about a triumph or a miscarriage of courtroom justice. It's the more devious, surprising story of a smart man who gets even smarter once he spends five years honing his skills as a jailhouse lawyer -- and then expertly concocts an ingenious revenge scheme.... Mr. Grisham writes with rekindled vigor here.'
<i>The New York Times</i>