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The racketeer : a novel

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2013 Bantam books Trade paperbacks editionView all editions and formats
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When a federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legal stories
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Legal fiction (Literature)
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Grisham
ISBN: 9780345545336 0345545338
OCLC Number: 858036226
Description: 340 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: John Grisham.

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When a federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fogletree just became number five. His body was found in the basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies, Judge Fogletree and his young secretary. I did not know Judge Fogletree, but I know who killed him, and why. I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story.

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