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The racketeer, John Grisham

Label
The racketeer
Title
The racketeer
Statement of responsibility
John Grisham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who is the racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge's untimely demise? His name is Malcolm Bannister, a former attorney now incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. 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 Fawcett has just become 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 Fawcett and his young secretary, and one state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. I did not know Judge Fawcett, but I know who killed him, and why. I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story.--From book jacket
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10145299
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grisham, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Judges
Target audience
adult
Label
The racketeer, John Grisham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn793326683
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780385535144
Lccn
2012460008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)793326683
Label
The racketeer, John Grisham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn793326683
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780385535144
Lccn
2012460008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)793326683

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