This week I am giving away a hardcover copy of The Whistler, the latest legal thriller by John Grisham!
Note to my regular readers: From now on, the weekly book giveaways will end on Monday night. This will allow me to mail the winner their book in the same week they win it.
There are two ways to enter the giveaway:
- 1 – leave a comment on this blog post (you will receive one entry)
- 2 – follow this blog on Twitter (@1ThriftyReader) and re-tweet any tweet I post about this giveaway (you will receive one entry for each re-tweet)
You have until midnight on Monday, September 11 to enter. Entries from the USA only, please. I will notify the winner by email (if you left a comment) or DM/tweet on Twitter (if you retweeted). If the winner does not respond within 7 days, I will choose another winner. Good luck! Here’s the cover copy from the book:
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.
The winner of last week’s book giveaway of WHAT YOU SEE by Hank Phillippi Ryan was Julie (left a comment). Congrats, Julie!