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Book Review: The Racketeer by John Grisham

Originally posted by authornwolf at Book Review: The Racketeer by John Grisham
Malcolm Bannister spent five years of his life in prison for a crime he unintentionally committed.  He sensed something amiss when his anonymous client kept revising his real estate transaction.  Yet, Bannister continued to represent his client and later found himself sentenced for ten years.  His only escape is to reveal the murderer of Judge Raymond Fawcett.  The remaining pages revealed how Bannister sought revenge against the federal government for indicting him.
Though this novel is fictional, the accuracy of how Federal Bureau of investigation (F.B.I.) agents would conduct a background check or verify alleged criminals may be questionable.   As with some of his previous novels, Grisham enlightens readers about portions of the law, transferring money overseas, and alluding federal authorities.  Overall, The Racketeer is educational and suspenseful but, at times, leaves questions unanswered. 
Tags: author: g, genre: thriller, review

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