Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Racketeer by John Grisham - Book Review

I love John Grisham. He is probably my favourite author in the entire planet... his writing style is intelligent yet easy to read, his books are fascinating and his characters are always believable. However, his newest book, The Racketeer, that came out late last year, is better than any book I've read by him yet!

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Amazing book. I give it a 5 out of 5 rating and would give it even more if I could. It's that good.
What's it about? Malcom Bannister, a former marine and former lawyer, is in prison. As a lawyer, he had become involved in a real estate transaction in good faith. However, this turned out to have involved the purchase of a secluded hunting lodge where a crooked Capitol Hill lobbyist invited corrupt Congressmen for orgies with underage girls. When the scandal was exposed, Bannister was caught up in big a FBI sweep, his name was added to many others on a hundred-page racketeering charge sheet, his protestations of innocence ignored, and he got a ten-years prison term. It's been five years... his wife has left him, he has been disbarred and his son hasn't seen him since he was arrested. He is extremely bitter because his life has been effectively ruined by the government.
But then a federal judge is murdered and the FBI have no clues... except Malcom knows. He knows who killed the judge and why and promises to tell the FBI if they set him free.  This he achieves by the middle of the plot, dictating his own terms to the FBI. However, his revenge on the US Federal Government is far from complete.
There are so many twists and turns in this book. Just when I thought I knew what was happening, everything got mixed up again and again. This is the most fascinating book I've ever read by anyone. Period. Loved every page and will definitely read it over and over again! Go read it. You will thank me for it!
And when you're finished, if you want to read something lighter, how about trying one of my novels... Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It is the story of a celebtiry caught up in Hollywood life.  Iced Romance is the story of a highly publicized scandal that sends Kennedy on the run... escaping to a brand new life while trying to hide from her past. My third novel, In the Stars, will be released on November 12.
Have a lovely day, everyone! And, if you've read The Racketeer, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Did you love it as much as I did? 

1 comment:

  1. For a writer as established as John Grisham, this book is totally run-of-the-mill.

    As the author mentions in his end-note, there is absolutely no research done in order to prepare a proper background. Moreover, i wont call the book greatly interesting.

    I know my this review is going to stand out from all the positive ones. However, people who are really voracious readers and expect bestsellers to live up to their tag, dont go for this book.