Excerpt from The Whistler

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

My teaser today is from the master of legal thrillers, John Grisham, The Whistler. Actually, I just finished another Grisham as well, The Rooster Bar, a Christmas gift from my hubby. The Rooster Bar is more of a comedic piece, but The Whistler is nice and deep.

“Just relax, okay?” Mix said as he chugged some beer. “This is a long story that will take some time to unfold. It involves a ton of money, corruption that is astonishing, and some really nasty guys who would think twice about putting a bullet or two between my eyes, yours, my client’s, anyone who asks too many questions.”

John Grisham, The Whistler

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.

Comments

  1. Would you believe I don’t think I’ve read any Grisham at all? But this sounds like a good story. Hope you enjoy it! http://razzberrycoloredglasses.blogspot.com/2018/02/teaser-tuesday-storm-front-by-jim.html

  2. I’ve been eyeing this book. I read a lot of Grisham books a few years ago, but haven’t lately. Time to return! Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “HERE WE LIE”

  3. Kathy Martin says

    It has been a long time since I read a book by Grisham. This one sounds good. Here’s mine from Death and the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross. Happy reading!

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