The Whistler

By John Grisham

The Whistler - John Grisham
  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett

We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe?
   
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.

But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout United States history. And now he wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. When the case is assigned to Lacy, she immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

Look for John Grisham’s new novel, The Judge’s List!

“[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 . . . [John Grisham’s] on his game.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“[John Grisham is] 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.”—USA Today
 
“Riveting . . . an elaborate conspiracy.”—The New York Times Book Review

Reviews

  • Great book!

    5
    By markteach
    5/5 Been a long time since I read such a good book. Still one of my favorite authors. Mark ***** Diana
  • Whistler

    5
    By drs151
    Couldn’t put it down. Great read. Highly recommend.
  • The Whistler

    4
    By olddue1
    A terrific page turner with a complicated, if predictable, plot and interesting characters. Really enjoyable for me. It’s part of a good series. Thanks Mr. Grisham
  • Newspaper account

    3
    By RGUconn89
    I felt the 2nd half of book was like reading a news article about some white collar crimes. Lack of twists
  • Nice Read

    4
    By Izzy822
    After I began I had to keep going. A little slow at first, and I would’ve appreciated more description but great book overall.
  • Great Read

    5
    By Boodarooda
    Very interesting read and suspenseful book. Kept you guessing if characters would survive.
  • WOW

    5
    By Poprr
    Fantastic. So believable I would not be surprised if I turned out to be completely true. Always liked Grisham, now very near to the top.
  • Great book.

    5
    By Dwunk
    Another amazing book.
  • The Whistler

    5
    By Artymusician
    An outstanding book I greatly enjoyed reading! Just thrilling. Loved all the characters (except Vonn and partners of course).
  • The Whistler

    5
    By SMSuor
    Riveting story of crime and justice. Hard to put down, sad to get to the last page.