From the Publisher
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 Fawcett has just become number five.
Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the
judge's untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm
Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The
Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.
On paper, Malcolm's situation isn't looking too good these days,
but he's got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge
Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge's body was found in his remote
lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two
dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large,
state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.
What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm
Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a
price-especially information as explosive as the sequence of events
that led to Judge Fawcett's death. And the Racketeer wasn't born
yesterday . . .
Nothing is as it seems and everything's fair game in this wickedly
clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the
About the Author
JOHN GRISHAM is the author of twenty-five novels,
one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and two novels for
young readers. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
About the Book
It is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Fogletree just became number five. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies--Judge Fogletree and his young secretary. And only one man knows the story.
Published: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385535147
ISBN - 13: 9780385535144