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The Resource The Whistler

The Whistler

Label
The Whistler
Title
The Whistler
Statement of responsibility
John Grisham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#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. Praise for The Whistler "[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
Summary
Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, takes on a case involving a corrupt judge, a Native American casino, and the mafia when a previously disbarred lawyer approaches her on behalf of a client who claims to know the truth
Storyline
Pace
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Character
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10530240
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
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840
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Whistler
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:528e6766-e8a9-4c9f-af19-216c2a2c4154
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385541206
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Whistler
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:528e6766-e8a9-4c9f-af19-216c2a2c4154
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385541206
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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