The Racketeer

The Racketeer Summary

The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today
In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.
One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price—and the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.
Praise for The Racketeer
“Exhilarating . . . surprising . . . ingenious.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“A satisfying, deeply engrossing thriller in which different forms of justice are ultimately served.”—The Washington Post
“Fast-paced . . . with enough startling plot twists—and changes of scenery, from Miami to Montego Bay and beyond—to surprise even the most suspicious reader.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Tautly plotted.”—Entertainment Weekly

Book Reviews


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Could not put it down. Finished in two days. Great journey through legal system, law and the essence of Humanity both ugly and beautiful.55

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Page turner5 star

Classic Grisham... I couldn’t put it down55


The Racketeer5 star

Awesome! I sure didn’t see it progressing like that! Sure worth the night’s sleep I lost reading it until the last page....even then, I wished there were more!55


Great summer read5 star

Don’t delay, get it now! Whether on a trip, the beach or in a hammock, this tale doesn’t disappoint.55


The Racketeer5 star

Another great novel by a great writer. Thanks John, maybe I should write fiction instead :-)55


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This kept my attention the entire time Great read and terrific purchase55

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