The Whistler

The Whistler Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER • 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.

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“[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

Book Reviews


Great Read5 star

Very interesting read and suspenseful book. Kept you guessing if characters would survive.55


WOW5 star

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.55


Great book.5 star

Another amazing book.55


The Whistler5 star

An outstanding book I greatly enjoyed reading! Just thrilling. Loved all the characters (except Vonn and partners of course).55


The Whistler5 star

Riveting story of crime and justice. Hard to put down, sad to get to the last page.55


Wonderful read5 star

Mr Grisham never lets his readers down. I really enjoyed this book55


Time for Mercy4 star

A very thoughtful yet compelling read.45


Great read!!5 star

Well written and very descriptive plot.55


Disappointing2 star

Most of John Grisham’s earlier books are great, but I’ve noticed since he released Calico Joe his books have gotten worse and that includes this title the Whistler. Take my advice and whistle a little tune to yourself and skip pass this story.25


The Whistler5 star

One of the worlds best books. I do not think I have ever read a better book.55

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