Number of page: 432
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout United States history. And now he wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. When the case is assigned to Lacy, she immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else. Praise for The Whistler “[A] main character [who’s] a seriously appealing woman . . . a whistle-blower who secretly calls attention to corruption . . . a strong and frightening sense of place . . . [John Grisham’s] on his game.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “[John Grisham is] our guide to the byways and backwaters of our legal system, superb in particular at ferreting out its vulnerabilities and dramatizing their abuse in gripping style.”—USA Today “Riveting . . . an elaborate conspiracy.”—The New York Times Book Review
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The Whistler Lawyer Lacy Stolz, the heroine of this tense legal thriller from bestseller Grisham (Rogue Lawyer), investigates complaints against judges for the Florida Board on Judicial Misconduct. In her nine years on the job, there has never been any danger in her assignments; the justices are often more incompetent than corrupt. Everything changes when Stolz and a colleague, Hugo Hatch, meet with a
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Review: The Whistler From John Grisham, America’s number one bestselling author, comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a highstakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State. We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those
- Usman Ranjha
Tge master has done it again, another page Turner.
- Karen Filice
The whistler Concise, well woven plot moving swiftly to resolution. Excellent read.
- Madalene Hunter
The Whistler Enjoy it immensely
- Joe Wheeler
The Whistler Last half of book is a can’t put it down action filled text.
- Sharon White
The Whistler A bit slow at first but the ending was worth my patience.
- Patti Reeves
John Grisham. I loved all of the twists and turns
The Rooster Bar
1 New York Timesbestselling author John Grisham s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that s on shaky ground Mark Todd and Zola came to law school to change the world to make it a better place But now as third year students these close friends realize they have been duped They all borrowed heavily to attend a third tier for profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam let alone get good jobs And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam But maybe there s a way out Maybe there s a way to escape their crushing debt expose the bank and the scam and make a few bucks in the process But to do so they would first have to quit school And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy right Well yes and no Pull up a stool grab a cold one and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar
Camino Island: A Novel
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University s Firestone Library Their loot is priceless but Princeton has insured it for twenty five million dollars Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida He makes his real money though as a prominent dealer in rare books Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position She is approached by an elegant mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable s circle of literary friends ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets But eventually Mercer learns far too much and there s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it
Gray Mountain: A Novel
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track until the recession hits and she is downsized furloughed and escorted out of the building Samantha though is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay all for a slim chance of getting rehired In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady Virginia population 2 200 in the heart of Appalachia a part of the world she has only read about Samantha s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining where laws are often broken communities are divided and the land itself is under attack But some of the locals aren t so thrilled to have a big city lawyer in town and within weeks Samantha is engulfed in litigation that turns deadly Because like most small towns Brady harbors big secrets that some will kill to conceal Praise for Gray Mountain An important new novel superior entertainment The Washington Post Powerful a satisfying old fashioned good guy bad guy legal thriller The Christian Science Monitor Yes Gray Mountain is fiction But after reading the book you ll believe heroic action must be taken USA Today Grisham has written one of his best legal dramas Associated PressFrom the Trade Paperback edition
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR Featuring one of John Grisham s most colorful outrageous and vividly drawn characters yet Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best On the right side of the law sort of Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer His office is a customized bulletproof van complete with Wi Fi a bar a small fridge and fine leather chairs He has no firm no partners and only one employee his heavily armed driver who also so happens to be his bodyguard law clerk confidant and golf caddie Sebastian drinks small batch bourbon and carries a gun He defends people other lawyers won t go near a drug addled tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult a vicious crime lord on death row a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house Why these clients Because Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial even if he has to bend the law to secure one Praise for Rogue Lawyer Terrific inventive Grisham still makes it look easy Maureen Corrigan The Washington Post Sebastian Rudd is a kind of twenty first century Philip Marlowe with a blunt rude gravelly poetic wiseguy voice Benjamin Percy The New York Times Book Review Deeply engaging and entertaining Grisham finds intense drama in the little skirmishes that play out across our legal system every day Charles Finch USA Today Grisham has taken a step in an intriguing new direction Janet Maslin The New York TimesFrom the Paperback edition