The Whistler

The Whistler

Book - 2016
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Random House, Inc.
From John Grisham, America’s #1 bestselling author, comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State.
 
We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are 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 orderly and efficient flow of justice.
     But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens.
     Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and 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 with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, 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 U.S. history.
     What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money.
     But now Greg 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. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous.
     Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to the highly successful Rogue Lawyer combines the author's signature legal savvy and high-suspense storytelling in a latest thriller that pits an unforgettable cast of characters against unexpected twists and turns. By a #1 best-selling author.

Baker
& Taylor

Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, takes on a case involving a corrupt judge, a Native American casino, and the mafia when a previously disbarred lawyer approaches her on behalf of a client who claims to know the truth.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2016
ISBN: 9780385541190
Branch Call Number: FIC GRI
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,25 cm.

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sunnyrea56
Aug 05, 2017

Very good book. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

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lpreston214
Jul 17, 2017

Pretty good read for the commute. A bit different as this started with the Florida Bureau of Judicial Conduct then moved to the FBI. As most readers of Grisham know by know there are no characters in these books just cardboard cutouts. His books read like newspaper articles more than novels. Still, I read the whole thing to find out how it ended. SPOILER: the bad guys get their comeupance.

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Eil_1
Jul 07, 2017

A good book - not one of my favorites. Didn't especially his tying up the loose ends in an Epilogue. Probably wouldn't recommend it.

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trcookIIImddmd
Jul 06, 2017

Good story, well-written: Grisham. His best are still the non-lawyer stories: Calico Joe, and Playing for Pizza.

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swheeler89
May 08, 2017

Like all Grisham reads, this was entertaining. Sadly this was far from his best (and I would say the worst of his last three... Grey Mountain and Rogue Lawyer). Dont know why he had to clean up the story in an epilogue instead of the novel itself. All that being said - its still worth your time.

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21288004621997
Mar 28, 2017

Another, in a long list of John Grisham duds. His original 5-10 books were quite good, but nothing worth reading since. Last one I will read.
Complete waste of time.

JL

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rbalsamo88
Mar 16, 2017

Really good book. I enjoyed the story. Glad I didn't heed to the bad reviews.

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njon38
Mar 13, 2017

not up to his usual. Looks like he turned in an outline with a few details filled in. He's clearly riding on the coattails of previous work.

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22METZ
Mar 11, 2017

Disappointed with this book. Not as good as grishams' other books.

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OpihiMan425
Feb 27, 2017

Okay, I cannot really bash Grisham because this is the 1st book I have tried to read from this author. But I had to stop after about the 1st quarter because there was no drama, no suspense, no real character development going on. Up to this point Grisham is working on the background for the case and the legalese. There was a principal character but not much going on there either.
I will have to try an earlier book by Grisham to see if he is as good as people say he is.

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