The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller.
Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's 1,000 judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name who has an extraordinary tale to tell.
Myers is representing a whistle-blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates, this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead.
Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, she hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels. No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now.
Under Florida law those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle-blower friend could make millions. But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?
©2016 John Grisham; 2016 Random House Audio
"The best thriller writer alive." (Ken Follett)
I've read everything j Grisham has written and I'm sorry to say he's getting weaker with every book,tired plot lines and shallow characters that are hard to like,still better than a lot of books out there,
Kildonan by the sea
A good story with no shining central character, making it hard to believe it will be a series, Lacy Stoltz the only designated logical character to be movable to the next installment is not well developed or fascinating in anyway, she is a bureaucrat that is not moved by much, to compensate for this lackluster we are given her abrasive brother and a sudo FBI boyfriend.
Now the story is a much more developed character and reeks of fact based knowledge, the FBI railroading of informants, or the casino deals in indian territories with all the good and evil that money has created, that is where this book shines and works best, when it is reporting and explaining the ins and outs of the criminal enterprise, but it forgets that is supposed to be a novel with characters we should identify with or at least care for.
A good read with an interesting subject and a well developed plot with insipid characters that do not help the story much.
While perhaps not as eloquent as Scott Turow, John Grisham can always be relied on to produce accomplished legal thrillers -- he's been doing it for more than 30 years.
The balance between tension and believability is carefully maintained, and he neatly avoids making superheroes out of his main characters.
And, in addition Grisham can also always be relied on to educate his readers about the Law and its endless complexities.
well written and read Initially I thought it a bit of a slog However it gathered pace and I was captivated
Organised crime at its peak
Recommend -You have to keep concentrating as it is complicated
This book has been the straw that broke the camels back for me. I have bought Grisham books for years and loved them. The past few have been so awful I am convinced either he has lost his mojo or someone else is writing them. I won't be buying any more.
The narrator does their best with a really dull,piece of work.
His earlier work is brilliant, buy it - buy it but I would steer clear of his last half dozen books.
"Another Gresham stunner"
Like his other novels Whistler is geographically accurate with legal intertwining and fun relationships. The audio reader was smooth with only a few lapses in accent
"What a boring book"
I have read all John Grisham's books, but this one just did not intrigue me one little bit.
I would think twice
Not bad but quite monotonous, however the content was so boring and predictable I don't blame her.
Mr. Grisham shouldn't release books of this quality
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