The Racketeer

Editorial reviews

The Racketeer

This is the kind of story that built Grisham’s reputation as a lion of the literary thriller. “The Racketeer” is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.

“The Racketeer” is Grisham’s 30th book, and it offers a thorough display of his characteristic virtues: imaginative plotting; a fluent, deceptively effortless prose style; and an insider’s view of our complex, often fatally flawed legal system.

Mr. Grisham writes with rekindled vigor here. Perhaps that’s because he hasn’t mired this book in excessive research.