The Racketeer

The Racketeer

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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...
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307943286
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Additional Contributors: Jackson, J.D.

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TheresaAJ
Jul 02, 2015

This tightly plotted novel by John Grisham reminds why he's such a popular author. Malcolm Bannister is currently serving time at a federal prison camp in Maryland. When he tell the authorities that he knows who killed a federal judge, he becomes a protected witness. As the story rapidly unfolds, the reader is taken on a journey that reveals the many hidden complexities and relationships between witnesses, the FBI, and the judicial system. You're never quite sure who is the good guy and who is the bad guy...

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c210flyer
Oct 28, 2013

Grisham is a consistently good author. This is another winner. 7 of 10 for me.

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keylargo30
Aug 14, 2013

True Grisham form it was a little slow at first but I am glad I hung on to the end. There were enough twists to keep me interested all the way to the end.

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paisano
Jul 17, 2013

Another Grisham tale with a twist...excellent book that keeps the reader guessing almost until the very end. The narrator on the audiobook was most excellent as well.

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laurelmg
Jun 08, 2013

Really, really boring as an downloadable audiobook. Was like listening to a mundane news story. Ugh!

dhanshaw123 Apr 17, 2013

Just an average read. I used to Love John Grisham books however I find myself getting bored with them now. Same old, same old. I guess now, I'm looking for books that touch on my emotions somehow.

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danomcd
Feb 01, 2013

The story kind of wanders around for a while and in the middle you are not sure if you have picked up a new book or not.

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