The Whistler - John Grisham

The Whistler

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 6,109 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett

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.

“[A] main character [who’s] a seriously appealing woman . . . a whistle-blower who secretly calls attention to corruption . . . a strong and frightening sense of place . . . [John Grisham’s] on his game.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“[John Grisham is] our guide to the byways and backwaters of our legal system, superb in particular at ferreting out its vulnerabilities and dramatizing their abuse in gripping style.”—USA Today
“Riveting . . . an elaborate conspiracy.”—The New York Times Book Review

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  • Scandalous thriller

    By ojsimpsonson
    Really like lacy the main character her journey in unraveling political corruption that leaves her in danger but it becomes personal real quick so she does whatever she can to stop the corruption from continuing but also revenge
  • Love The Story

    By yogibear205
    Love The Book Just Started Reading It
  • Boring

    By Ingoamriiiiiiiiiingoamri
    Just boring
  • The Whistler

    By whurliegirl
    Excellent book!! I was instantly hooked and could barely put it down until I was finished. At the end, with my heart pounding, I was glad Everyone got what they deserved. 😊
  • Entertaining with many twist and turns

    By westernraven
    Well written.
  • Great read

    By Bbcutup
    Please make more of these!
  • Loved it!

    By ptb1954@
    A real page turner! Couldn’t put it down!
  • Great book!

    By markteach
    5/5 Been a long time since I read such a good book. Still one of my favorite authors. Mark ***** Diana
  • Whistler

    By drs151
    Couldn’t put it down. Great read. Highly recommend.
  • The Whistler

    By olddue1
    A terrific page turner with a complicated, if predictable, plot and interesting characters. Really enjoyable for me. It’s part of a good series. Thanks Mr. Grisham