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The Racketeer [Kindle Edition]

John Grisham
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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“Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today
 
“A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served.”—The Washington Post
 
“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.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“Tautly plotted.”—Entertainment Weekly

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The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.
 
One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price—and the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.
 
Praise for The Racketeer
 
“Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served.”—The Washington Post
 
“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.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“Tautly plotted.”—Entertainment Weekly

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should Be Called "Money Grab" Nov. 24 2012
By Jeffrey Swystun TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
And I am not referring to the plot. Kudos to Mr. Grisham for creating a unique style within the mystery genre but this effort was on auto-pilot. One only has to read the author's note at the end which is an admission of sorts. The least enjoyable aspect was the main character. In his past novels the Grisham formula includes a main character that you empathize with and root for. In The Racketeer, I was actually hoping that the plot would see Malcolm Bannister get duped. I expect the author will return to form and may even innovate again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grisham At His Finest!!! Nov. 10 2012
Format:Hardcover
Have read all the Grisham's thus far, and absolutely loved this book. This book kept me guessing throughout and reminds me of the writing style of his earlier novels (ie: Time To Kill, Runaway Jury and The Chamber). Would definately recommend this to anyone who likes a good read that will keep you interested and guessing!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read anyway... Nov. 5 2012
Format:Hardcover
Definitely not one of Grisham's best. He decides, in this book, that he is a black man. I'm not sure what effect he was going for, but it doesn't work because not actually being black himself, he can't write as if he were. He mentions several times in the book that he is feeling like he stands out, but it's neither relevant nor believable. He says in the author's note at the end of the book that he did no research and that is obvious as you read the book. Simply put, the story is not believable at all. It involves a "pile" of little gold bars which he is able to carry around and use as if it were currency. Still, it is written by Grisham and is therefore worth a read if only for his writing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Goes down easy, utterly forgettable Nov. 10 2012
By Rodge TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Grisham is writing as a black man, though I kept forgetting that he was supposedly black until he mentioned it again. Grisham is not really a suspense writer - his strength is writing books that go down smooth and easy. This one does that and tries to be a thriller as well with big twists and everything. The initial premise is thoroughly unbelievable and the twist that comes later even more so, primarily because the characters are not established with enough depth for us to believe in in much of anything they do. In spite of this, I don't really regret reading this. Love it or hate it, that's the power of Grisham.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a ride! March 19 2014
By Mealoaf
Format:Kindle Edition
Fast paced from start to finish. Main character was great throughout - lots of laughs about payback. Loved it...on to the next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read Feb. 4 2014
By mrblue
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Once again John Grisham has created excellence. The Racketeer is written in such a way as to hold your attention from beginning to end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read Jan. 9 2014
By Morris
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Enough twists to keep you intrigued and coming back for more, I would highly
Recommend. Another excellent Grisham book, what's next
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book Jan. 9 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Loved it. Enjoy all of Grisham's books. Thanks again for another great book. Can't put it down. Grab a coffee, tea, or whatever you like and get lost in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another Grisham that hooks you immediately, One cant go wrong with a book by a master story teller.
Published 19 hours ago by Ruby Rheaume
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I loved it. Excellent plot.
Published 2 days ago by Linda Manicki
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
This is not John Grisham's best work. The story was mildly ammusing. Gripping or rivetting would not describe it.
Published 7 days ago by Roger Hoogendoorn
3.0 out of 5 stars barely OK
Many pages are just to fill in the space and make the book thicker. Does not bring anything to the story.
Published 19 days ago by Daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars a really great little read
This is my first new Grisham in a while and its a great little read. Nothing heady but a superior winding tale
Published 1 month ago by Mark Stone
4.0 out of 5 stars Frightening surprising book with a lot of twists and turns,
imagine what you wold feel like if you were in the Penitentiary for a crime you didn't commit, and had to find a way to escape.
Published 2 months ago by John Wiley
4.0 out of 5 stars Great POV!
Very good story, nicely developed plot, and full of interesting detail. Narrator is fun and makes takes you by the hand all along. Definitely a page-turner.
Published 2 months ago by Hector Curiel
3.0 out of 5 stars A Long Con
A black lawyer is sent to a minimum security Federal Pen, as a jailhouse lawyer he learns some things and a plan develops to get out of jail before his time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pol Sixe
3.0 out of 5 stars The Rackeer
The service as usual was excellent the book was a little disappointing . I have read many of John Grisham books and I usually enjoy them but this one was not my favorite book.
Published 3 months ago by Eveline Howells
4.0 out of 5 stars a great read
A wonderfully entertaining book which I had difficulty putting down. Escapist literature, I know, but none the worse for that. More, Mr. Grisham please!
Published 3 months ago by John Cowan
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