The Whistler (Paperback)
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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?

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444791099
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 200 x 169 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Electrifying... carries the reader along one track (innocent man seeks exoneration) only to switch on to another (cat-and-mouse caper) halfway through with delicious, frictionless ease." - The Guardian

"John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers." - Telegraph

"Hang on to your subpoenas, it's an exhilaratingly fast and dangerous ride." -  The Sunday Times

"Leaves one eager for more." -  Spectator

"No one does it better than Grisham." - Daily Telegraph

"A master storyteller." - Huffington Post

A fascinating look at judicial corruption - an entirely convincing story and one of Grisham's best. Washington Post

It may seem odd to describe a jigsaw as nail-biting, but that is precisely what John Grisham delivers. Daily Mail

[T]his is not a story about a triumph or a miscarriage of courtroom justice. It's the more devious, surprising story of a smart man who gets even smarter once he spends five years honing his skills as a jailhouse lawyer -- and then expertly concocts an ingenious revenge scheme... Mr. Grisham writes with rekindled vigor here. New York Times

Grisham introduces a small-town Virginia lawyer named Malcolm Bannister, who's dubiously convicted of money laundering for a drug-lord client, and maps out a revenge plot from his federal penitentiary cell that's twice as elaborate as the one Alexandre Dumas cooked up in The Count of Monte Cristo. Like many a Grisham hero, Mal is a legal insider who knows how to work the system to his advantage. He's also a peculiarly lone wolf, willing to shed all his family ties in pursuit of a very long and entertaining con. Entertainment Weekly

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“Thriller with plenty of action”


Set in North Florida, USA, this is a fast moving thriller that kept my attention throughout - with a few shocks and plenty of page turning action. Great entertainment.

Lacy and Hugo are invited to investigate a... More

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“My First Gripping Thriller”

This is the first thriller I have ever read. I got it several months ago and decided to read it just last week. I was intrigued by the story on the back cover and really keen to get into it.

I was not disappointed.... More

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