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'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant.
Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand 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
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Produktbeschreibung
'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett

The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant.

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand 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, 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?

Praise for THE WHISTLER

'Grisham really is the master of the legal thriller!' - 5-star reader review

'A great read' - 5-star reader review

'A thriller with plenty of action' - 5-star reader review

'Another gripping tale' - 5-star reader review

'Absolutely loved this book' - 5-star reader review

350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:
NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Seitenzahl: 416
  • Erscheinungstermin: 13. Juli 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 291g
  • ISBN-13: 9781444791099
  • ISBN-10: 1444791095
  • Artikelnr.: 47841449
Autorenporträt
Grisham, John§§John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.

His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.

Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, seven kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 45 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.§
Rezensionen
No one does it better than Grisham Daily Telegraph
Riveting finely drawn The Whistler centers on an elaborate conspiracy involving an Indian reservation, an organized crime syndicate and a crooked judge skimming a small fortune from the tribal casino s monthly haul.
--The New York Times Book Review  

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...Grisham s on his game.
Janet Maslin, The New York Times

A fascinating look at judicial corruption an entirely convincing story and one of Grisham s best.  I can t think of another major American novelist since Sinclair Lewis who has so effectively targeted social and political ills in our society. In Grisham s case, it is time at least to recognize that at his best he is not simply the author of entertaining legal thrillers but an important novelistic critic of our society. In more than 30 novels, he has often used his exceptional storytelling skills to take a hard look at injustice and corruption in the legal world and in our society as a whole.
--Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post   

Grisham's latest involves the rich and powerful and an abuse of the justice system.  Grisham novels are crowd-pleasers because he knows how to satisfy readers who want to see injustice crushed, and justice truly prevails for those who cannot buy influence.
--Associated Press

  Grisham has become an institution. For more than 25 years now he s been 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. He excels at describing injustice and corruption.  Grisham s legal knowledge is impressive, and his ability to convey it unparalleled in popular fiction.
--USA Today
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