I’ve reviewed John Grisham novels in earlier newsletters. Grisham is one of the few authors whose audio books my husband and I can enjoy together on car trips. The Whistler was our favorite novel to date. It is both a good story and an interesting look into judicial corruption.
The story centers on lawyer Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It’s a desk job that keeps her busy but isn’t exactly exciting. That is until she’s approached by a disbarred lawyer who has a whistle blowing client. From him, Stacy learns that a judge is taking money from the Coast Mafia and skimming cash from a casino. The plan is for the whistle blower and lawyer to expose the judge and make money from the settlement.
The investigation soon becomes dangerous (I won’t give away the plot), partly due to the fact that the casino is located on Native American land, so is not governed by state law. The plot is interesting as it brings together a corrupt judge, Tribal law, organized crime, the FBI, a whistleblower and a reluctant investigator. My husband and I both enjoyed this book, as (I believe) will John Grisham fans.
Sue Allen Clayton is a website content writer, author and speaker. She writes newsletters, website content and marketing materials for a wide range of businesses. Over her two decades as a professional writer, Sue has written several books, hundreds of newsletters and magazine articles, and thousands of blog posts.