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The Whistler - John Grisham

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Published: 25th October 2016
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Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his most suspenseful thriller yet.

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 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?

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An entertaining read.

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Whistler:

    Not his best novel but enjoyable to read nevertheless.

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    4.0

    Another JG thriller

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
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      • Travel Reading

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      Good vs bad and the good guys win again

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      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 Leaves one eager for more Spectator A master storyteller Huffington Post No one does it better than Grisham Daily Telegraph 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

      John Grisham

      One day at the Dessoto County courthouse, John 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. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

      That might have put an end to Grisham's hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career - and spark one of publishing's greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.

      Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (2006) marked his first foray into non-fiction.

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      ISBN: 9781444791143
      ISBN-10: 1444791141
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: 25th October 2016
      Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.9
      Weight (kg): 0.47
      Edition Number: 1