The Racketeer: A Legal Novel By John Grisham, Best-Selling Author
The Racketeer by John Grisham is an excellent crime novel that will keep you turning pages in anticipation from beginning to end. Like the typical Grisham legal novel, this novel is filled with a plethora of interesting characters and has no shortage of unexpected plot twists. This brief article provides an overview of the book and where you can buy it.
Brief Overview of the Book
In the history of the United States, only four actively serving federal judges have ever been murdered. Now, Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become the fifth one to be killed. His body was found by the police in his remote lakeside cabin. There were no sign of forced entry or that a struggle may have occurred. The only thing the police find is two dead bodies: one belonging to Judge Fawcett and the other to his young and beautiful secretary. In addition, there is a large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, which had been opened and emptied of its valuable contents. In addition to the brutal murders, something was clearly stolen from the safe. Was that the reason for the murders? Or was it just an added bonus for the killer, or killers? Or, was it done as a cover up, to make it look like a robbery gone wrong.
The main character in The Racketeer is Malcolm Bannister. Malcolm, a former attorney, but is in prison for a crime that he says he didn’t commit. Malcolm claims that he knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why they did it. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Although he is serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price, and the man who is known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday. He plans to leverage his knowledge to get himself out of prison.
If you’re into reading legal thrillers, nobody does it better than the master, John Grisham. This book delivers a series of twists that you’ll never see coming and is worth the read, or the listen if you prefer audio books.
Physical Details of The Racketter
The book is considered to be a “Mass Market Paperback”, written in the English language and totals 400 pages. It was published on August 27, 2013 by Dell. It weighs eight ounces and the dimensions are 0.9 x 4.2 x 7.4 inches. The ISBN numbers are as follows:
- ISBN-10: 0345530578
- ISBN-13: 978-0345530578
Praise for The Racketeer
Here are a few quotes from the media:
- “Exhilarating, surprising, and ingenious.”— Janet Maslin of the The New York Times
- “A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served.”— from The Washington Post
- “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.”— from The Wall Street Journal
- “Tautly plotted.”— from Entertainment Weekly
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