'The best thriller writer alive' Ken Follett
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant.
Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name, who has an extraordinary tale to tell.
Myers is representing a whistle blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead. Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels.
No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now.
Under Florida law, those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle blower friend could make millions.
But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?
Praise for THE WHISTLER
'Grisham really is the master of the legal thriller!' - 5-star reader review
'A great read' - 5-star reader review
'A thriller with plenty of action' - 5-star reader review
'Another gripping tale' - 5-star reader review
'Absolutely loved this book' - 5-star reader review
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s rare for an author to be so, so good for so very long. John Grisham’s 37th book is a terrific legal thriller from a master of the genre: insider-y, suspenseful and fun. But what makes The Whistler particularly great are the wonderfully three-dimensional characters at its heart. Lacy Stoltz and Hugo Hatch are friends and colleagues at the Board on Judicial Conduct, where they investigate judges accused of malpractice and corruption. As the duo work through the biggest, most dangerous case of their careers, we were on-board (and on edge) for every twist and turn.
Lawyer Lacy Stolz, the heroine of this tense legal thriller from bestseller Grisham (Rogue Lawyer), investigates complaints against judges for the Florida Board on Judicial Misconduct. In her nine years on the job, there has never been any danger in her assignments; the justices are often more incompetent than corrupt. Everything changes when Stolz and a colleague, Hugo Hatch, meet with a disbarred lawyer, who eager to collect a whistleblower's reward has evidence of corruption unlike anything they have ever handled. A judge in the pocket of the Coast Mafia has spent years skimming millions from a Native American owned casino. At least three people have been murdered to cover up the graft, and an innocent man sits on death row, but few are willing to help Stolz and Hatch expose the corruption. The casino keeps the money flowing, and stepping forward could be deadly. A lead brings Stolz and Hatch onto tribal land, where they find themselves caught in a trap. A high-stakes game of gambling, greed, and murder plays out in another page-turner from a master storyteller.