The Whistler

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What to expect

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?

(P)2016 Random House Audio

Critics Review

  • A master storyteller

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

    Daily Mail
  • Hang on to your subpoenas, it’s an exhilaratingly fast and dangerous ride.

    The Sunday Times
  • John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers

    Telegraph
  • A fascinating look at judicial corruption – an entirely convincing story and one of Grisham’s best.

    Washington Post
  • Leaves one eager for more

    Spectator

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