'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.'
'[T]his 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.'
'Grisham introduces a small-town Virginia lawyer named Malcolm Bannister, who's dubiously convicted of money laundering for a drug-lord client, and maps out a revenge plot from his federal penitentiary cell that's twice as elaborate as the one Alexandre Dumas cooked up in The Count of Monte Cristo. 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.'
Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious
The best thriller writer alive
No one does it better than Grisham
The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page
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
A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served