The Whistler - John Grisham

The Whistler

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 5,879 Ratings

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.

“[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

Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book,
THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM, coming soon!

Reviews

  • Boring

    2
    By Ingoamriiiiiiiiiingoamri
    Just boring
  • The Whistler

    5
    By whurliegirl
    Excellent book!! I was instantly hooked and could barely put it down until I was finished. At the end, with my heart pounding, I was glad Everyone got what they deserved. 😊
  • Entertaining with many twist and turns

    4
    By westernraven
    Well written.
  • Great read

    5
    By Bbcutup
    Please make more of these!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By ptb1954@
    A real page turner! Couldn’t put it down!
  • 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.