The Racketeer

The Racketeer
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780345530578
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a Federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. By the best-selling author of The Litigators. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

Shadow of the Racketeer

Shadow of the Racketeer
Author: David Scott Witwer
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780252076664
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it

Author: John Grisham
Pages: 382
ISBN: 0553840924
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A novel about a jailed attorney, whose advice is sought in the investigation of a judge's murder.

Racketeer for Life

Racketeer for Life
Author: Joseph M. Scheidler
Pages: 470
ISBN: 1618908502
Available:
Release: 2016-11-30
Editor: Tan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Racketeer for Life explains how a former Benedictine monk and journalism professor was drawn into pro-life activism and describes his part in the history of the pro-life movement in the United States. Conversations, protests, and battles with clinic directors, doctors, politicians, judges, media personalities, and even other pro-lifers are woven together in this engaging account of the efforts of Scheidler and other activists to publicize the horrors of abortion, influence legislation, and, ultimately, to save lives.

Calico Joe

Calico Joe
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780345541338
Available:
Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows the divergent paths of a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher.

The Racketeer s Progress

The Racketeer s Progress
Author: Andrew Wender Cohen
Pages: 333
ISBN: 052183466X
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Release: 2004-05-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book looks at economic violence in early twentieth-century Chicago.

War is a Racket

War is a Racket
Author: Smedley Butler
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9781537820798
Available:
Release: 2018-01-19
Editor: Jovian Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler frankly discusses how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare. He had been appointed commanding officer of the Gendarmerie during the United States occupation of Haiti, which lasted from 1915 to 1934.

The Associate

The Associate
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307576156
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Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life. One night that secret catches up with him. The men who accost Kyle have a compromising video they’ll use to ruin him–unless he does exactly what they say. What they offer Kyle is something any ambitious young lawyer would kill for: a job in Manhattan as an associate at the world’s largest law firm. If Kyle accepts, he’ll be on the fast track to partnership and a fortune. But there’s a catch. Kyle won’t be working for the firm but against it in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors worth billions. Now Kyle is caught between the criminal forces manipulating him, the FBI, and his own law firm–in a malignant conspiracy not even Kyle with all his intellect, cunning, and bravery may be able to escape alive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

The Racketeer

The Racketeer
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780345545336
Available:
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a Federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. By the best-selling author of The Litigators. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

RICO State by State

RICO State by State
Author: John E. Floyd
Pages: 999
ISBN: 1570733961
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Release: 1998
Editor: American Bar Association
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bad Acts

Bad Acts
Author: Sharon Y. Eubanks,Stanton A. Glantz
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0875530176
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Amer Public Health Assn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On January 20, 1999, President Bill Clinton announced in his State of the Union address that the Justice Department was planning to sue the tobacco industry and assigned the task to Attorney General Janet Reno and the Justice Department. This book is the story of that case - the politics, the litigation, the behavior of the industry and its lawyers, the efforts by the Bush Administration to gut the case, and the ultimate victory in court. Bad Acts tells the story, not yet fully revealed, of what was happening behind the scenes at the Justice Department as the case approached victory, when the Bush Administration intervened, with some success, to protect Big Tobacco. The book examines the political influences and interferences of and by Clinton Democrats and George W. Bush Republicans. It is a candid behind-the-scenes account of how the case was put together, how the industry attempted to halt the case, and how it ultimately was won by the Justice Department.

Make Room Make Room

Make Room  Make Room
Author: Harry Harrison
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780795311659
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stark, unbridled vision of planet Earth on the brink of collapse, and the inspiration behind the classic sci-fi film, Soylent Green. At the close of the twentieth century, a planet overwhelmed by rampant overpopulation teeters on the edge of self-destruction. In New York City alone, 35 million people are squeezed into its packed boroughs, scrambling like rats for the world’s dwindling resources. The only food available is a product called Soylent. And while the government tries to maintain order, the rich get richer and the poor stay underfoot. Finding a killer in this broken world is one hell of a job. But that’s exactly what detective Andy Rusch has been assigned to do. If he can stay alive long enough, he might just solve the biggest case he’s ever been on—unless humanity finally fulfills its promise and destroys itself first.

Native Tongue

Native Tongue
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307767424
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Release: 2010-08-18
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Ruthlessly wicked...Wonderful...His best book yet." ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION When the precious clue-tongued mango voles at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills on North Key Largo are stolen by heartless, ruthless thugs, Joe Winder wants to uncover why, and find the voles. Joe is lately a PR man for the Amazing Kingdom theme park, but now that the voles are gone, Winder is dragged along in their wake through a series of weird and lethal events that begin with the sleazy real-estate agent/villain Francis X. Kingsbury and can end only one way.... BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.

Mob Girl

Mob Girl
Author: Teresa Carpenter
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501166129
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Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia. Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated with mobsters. Drawn to the glamorous and flashy lifestyle, she was soon dating "wiseguys" and running errands for them; but after years as a mob girlfriend, Arlyne began to get in on the action herself—eventually becoming a police informant and major witness in the government's case against the Colombo crime family.

Rise and Fall of a Racketeer

Rise and Fall of a Racketeer
Author: Ron Chicone
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0988590247
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Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What makes a racketeer? What drives men to operate outside the confines of a society that pretends to abhor racketeers yet pays homage to the individuals who flaunt society's conventions? Rise and Fall of a Racketeer, soars above the mundane and not only lets you peek inside the persona of one individual, but a multitude of other interesting men and women who make up the world of gangsterism. It takes the reader backstage to the way things really work; how power is used, and why. Travel to cities, steeped in romanticism and raucous nights, Miami, Bermuda, Las Vegas, Palm Beach, Myrtle Beach, and other places, inspired stirrings of culture and history-Charleston, and stoic, no nonsense cities, such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Youngstown, Ohio.

Mobsters Unions and Feds

Mobsters  Unions  and Feds
Author: James B. Jacobs
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780814742945
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Release: 2007-05-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book to document organized labor and the massive federal clean-up effort.

The Confession

The Confession
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780385534130
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Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe. An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime

Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime
Author: Peter Gotzsche
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9781908911124
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Release: 2019-08-21
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AFTER HEART DISEASE AND CANCER. In his latest ground-breaking book, Peter C Gotzsche exposes the pharmaceutical industries and their charade of fraudulent behaviour, both in research and marketing where the morally repugnant disregard for human lives is the norm. He convincingly draws close co

One Intimate Night

One Intimate Night
Author: Penny Jordan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781426849060
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Release: 2009-11-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Working together…and sleeping together? Piers's relationship with Georgia was strictly business—pure and simple. This should have made their living under the same roof a relatively straightforward affair. But, somehow, Piers couldn't stop her from stealing into his thoughts. He wasn't a man to act on impulse. He had managed to resist her—so far! And then one intimate night, business became steamy pleasure….

The Summons

The Summons
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780345531988
Available:
Release: 2012-02
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.