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The Racketeer - John Grisham
The Racketeer
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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 Fogletree just became number five. His ... show more
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 Fogletree just became number five. His body was found in the 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 Fogletree and his young secretary. I did not know Judge Fogletree, but I know who killed him, and why.       I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It’s a long story.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385535144 (0385535147)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 The Racketeer
3.5 starsMalcolm is very smart. I really liked how he worked everything out. I did figure a lot of what was happening out ahead of time and feel that some of the people he tricked should have been a little quicker on the uptake. Definitely entertaining.
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
3.0 Can do better....
I have come to expect a polished story from JG, pacy and with a concise opening, which hooks the reader from the off. 'The Racketeer' fits this pattern and yet in my view it is not one of his best. The plot seemed more contrived than usual and the characters less plausible somehow. I do not regret r...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
3.0 Review of the Racketeer by John Grisham
I have always enjoyed John Grisham books, but his earliest books were in a different class than his later ones. This is an average story about a man who was wrongly imprisoned by the Feds, and figures a way to outsmart them and get himself out of jail. The rest of the story I thought dragged, but ...
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
2.0 The Racketeer
From Goodreads: 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 f...
Toni
Toni rated it
4.0 "The Racketeer, by John Grisham
The author admits in his notes that this new novel is a work of pure fiction more than usual and nothing said is based on actual events. With this in mind this unique and tightly drawn thriller features an African American as its main protagonist. “The Racketeer” is definitely a departure from Mr. G...
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