The Whistler
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The Whistler

We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are 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 orderly and efficient flow of justice.

But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens.

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and 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 with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, 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 U.S. history.

What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money.

But now Greg 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. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous.

Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

Title:The Whistler
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:384 pages

    The Whistler Reviews

  • Linda O'Donnell
    Jan 02, 2017

    Like an ol' song from the renowned B.B. King: "The thrill is gone".Oh, yeah. I'm gonna catch a lot of flack from the die-hard Grisham fans. Funny thing. I'm one of them. I've read everything "Grisham"...

  • Maureen
    Nov 12, 2016

    I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to read this short 4 chapter preview of John Grisham's new thriller 'The Whistler'. Well, who wouldn't want to read this excellent author even if it isn't t...

  • Andrew Smith
    Nov 11, 2016

    When Grisham is good he’s very good – witness Sycamore Row, The Litagators, and The Firm – but when he is bad…In recent times I struggled through Gray Mountain and hoped it might just be a...

  • Maureen
    Nov 12, 2016

    Having previously reviewed the 4 chapter version, I was given a copy of the book by Shotsmag and have now reviewed the book in its entirety. Thank you to for my copy in exchange for...

  • Gary
    Aug 21, 2016

    I have read most of John Grisham's novels so I was always going to read this one and so when offered the opportunity to read this preview I had no hesitation. The only problem is as expected the previ...

  • Matt
    Nov 06, 2016

    I don't usually go for half-stars, but this one is more than a three and surely less than four. So... 3.5 it is!In his latest novel, garnering many mixed reviews, Grisham seeks to offer readers yet an...

  • Monnie
    Oct 31, 2016

    Quandary time: I really enjoyed this book - in fact, perhaps more than the last two or three from this popular author (if possible, I'd give it 4.5 stars). For openers, there's a noticeable absence of...

  • Judy Collins
    Dec 05, 2016

    OUTSTANDING! 5 Stars ++ Top 50 Books of 2016! Following John Grisham’s great intro prequel, Witness to a Trial, a perfect set up to the highly anticipated, THE WHISTLER —What is not to LOVE?...

  • Bj
    Nov 20, 2016

    4 "A Casino, Mobsters & A Corrupt Judge" Stars for the story and 4.5 Stars for the narration!The Whistler is a tale of the perfect storm of corruption, a corruption so profound and well hidden that it...

  • Paul
    Dec 13, 2016

    Three weeks from now, I will probably have no recollection of this book and I'm ok with that.Edit (12/13/16--2 weeks later). Very little recall. All I remember was a casino, a crooked judge and a car ...