The Racketeer - John Grisham

The Racketeer

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 5,099 Ratings


The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today
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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  • A fun read!

    By Papillion727
    No courtroom drama and certainly not a typical Grisham tale. So many twists and turns that it took a while to realize I was reading a complex sting.
  • The Racketeer

    By Mosiemoonflaw
    Suspenseful, entertaining, delightful, satisfying, and last but not least, thought provoking. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book from the first page to the very last! Great job, John! Diane Anderson
  • Page-turner

    By bdcstr
    Grisham hits another bases-loaded home run. Very good story.
  • entertaining

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    3.5 stars Malcolm 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.
  • Not the best.....

    By Tomzer219
    Missing the courtroom drama and what not still a decent read though good to kill a couple hours with...
  • The Racketeer

    By broflo
    This is yet another nice read,,way to stick it to the man.
  • Outstanding !!!!

    By Rhon 12
    The book was good ; well written and a page turner