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The Racketeer

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444729771

Price: £8.99

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‘No one does it better than Grisham’ – Telegraph

He was betrayed by the FBI. Now he wants revenge . . .

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.


‘Hooked from start to finish!’ – 5-star Reader Review

‘Excellent read’ – 5-star Reader Review

‘A super yarn’ – 5-star Reader Review

350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:

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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>
Grisham writes with rekindled vigor here
<i>New York Times</i>
The best thriller writer alive
Ken Follett
No one does it better than Grisham
Daily Telegraph
Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious
<i>New York Times</i>
The best thriller writer alive
Ken Follett
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
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
Tautly plotted
Entertainment Weekly
A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served
Washington Post