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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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?...

  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    Sep 23, 2016

    You know when you’re on holiday in Crete or wherever and the hotel has a big bookcase that guests can help themselves to. Well, if you find a John Grisham book in there, it’s like holiday gold. Th...

  • Annette Thomas
    Sep 04, 2016

    Thank you for the Arc, I think this book is going to be another best seller if the first few chapters are anything to go by...

  • Marleen
    Dec 04, 2016

    A totally riveting read! I especially enjoyed how the tension built up from chapter to chapter as two lawyers from the Board of Judicial Conduct (in Florida), Lacey Stoltz and Hugo Hatch, investigate ...

  • C.
    Nov 10, 2016

    I'd say 3.5 stars. Interesting story,but other than the car accident, no tension or suspense and the ending felt rushed. Really didn't feel much for the characters, either.I did appreciate that there ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rebecca Carter
    Sep 10, 2016

    From the first few preview chapters in this sampler, this book looks like it's going to be a nail biting and exciting legal thriller. You know exactly what you'll get with a book by this author; a wel...

About John Grisham

John Grisham

"Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of