The Racketeer

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

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
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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

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.

Racketeer for Life

Racketeer for Life
Author: Joseph M. Scheidler
Pages: 470
ISBN: 1618908502
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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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Calico Joe

Calico Joe
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780345541338
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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.

Capfield

Capfield
Author: E. P. Spiegel
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1951646029
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Release: 2019-10-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Capfield is a fictional crime/mystery series for teens and young adults, written by a teen author. Set in the Arizona desert, this series follows the dangerous game of tag between Wanted serial killer, Robert Cage, and his vengeful son, who is determined to find him.

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.

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.)

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?

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.

War Is a Racket

War Is a Racket
Author: Smedley D. Butler
Pages: 23
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

War Is a Racket is a famous anti-war book written by retired Major General Smedley Buter. In the book, Butler discusses how businesses profit from conflict.

Witness to a Trial

Witness to a Trial
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 23
ISBN: 9780385542579
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Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Doubleday
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

The Litigators

The Litigators
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9780345536884
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Release: 2012
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The best-selling author of The Confession and The Appeal presents a latest legal thriller in which high-stakes courtroom tensions lead up to an explosive, unorthodox conclusion. A best-selling novel. Reprint.

Rico

Rico
Author: Jed S. Rakoff,Howard W. Goldstein
Pages: 1068
ISBN: 158852048X
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Release: 2020-08-28
Editor: Law Journal Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

RICO: Civil and Criminal Law and Strategy provides a fundamental grounding in substantive RICO law and focuses on strategic and tactical considerations of RICO practice.

The Broker

The Broker
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307575982
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Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In his final hours in office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems that Backman, in his heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive—there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, Who will kill him? BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

The Summons

The Summons
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780345531988
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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.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781473684409
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Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his unforgettable new novel, John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that followed it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour, and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known. Praise for Grisham's latest book, The Rooster Bar 'Scintillating storytelling' - The Sunday Times 'A buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . This reliable best-selling author is feeling real pleasure, and not just obligation, in delivering his work' - New York Times 'A wild, hard-to-put-down romp' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.