Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Racketeer - John Grisham

When you read the words, 'It's Payback Time' on the cover of book, you know it's all about revenge but you have to read 26 chapters before there is a mention of it. For the first 25 chapters, you read it like a story with no twist, no turns, no thrill. You feel like reading a saga, which goes on and on. Honestly, nothing excites you and some might ask, 'where is the thrill?' It's like you watch a 2 hour movie and for 1 hour 30 minutes, the hero sleeps, works and eats; No, he doesn't even have a date with  the heroine. 

Even after that, there are no twists but you realize something is cooking and that something is pretty HUGE. A  corrupt Federal Judge is murdered along with his secretary and a lawyer is serving 10 years for a crime he didn't commit. Malcom Bannister, the lawyer, is the man seeking revenge. He is  patient, he is intelligent and he uses FBI to settle scores. How cool is that!

The last few chapters unfolds the big scheme and how it is implemented. I like this book, easy on narration and characters are likable. Read it on a lazy weekend and you won't regret it.

Recommendation - YES

Happy Reading, 

P.S. Don't forget to read the Author's Note, it's one of best I have ever read.

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