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
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'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
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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