Book review: The Whistler by John Grisham

The Board of Judicial Conduct normally has nothing more taxing to do than look into the affairs of judges who should have retired years before.

Investigators Lacy and Hugo are usually occupied by complaints of sexual harassment or drunkenness at the bench.

However, when a confidential informant points the finger at a judge who turns out to be America’s most corrupt, linked to a secretive gang of murdering criminals, the consequences quickly spin out of their control.

As they are drawn into a world of corrupt casino owners and shady property developers, the stakes suddenly become much higher.

In The Whistler, John Grisham brings together all of the shady sectors of the Florida underworld as the FBI and other government agencies line up to land the prize catch of a major crime boss and his cohorts.

Grisham once again proves he is a master of legal fiction and is set to add to his legion of fans.

The Whistler by John Grisham. Hodder & Stoughton, €23.55; ebook, €16.50.


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