I’m a big fan of author John Grisham. I haven’t read every single book he ever wrote but I did read his latest, THE RACKETEER and the twist was so much fun, the lead character, Malcolm Bannister was crafty and got a secret plan that seemed airtight solid. I was hugely entertained by the story.
So I’m stoked to hear, via Hollywood Reporter, that Fox 2000 and New Regency are developing the feature adaptation and they’re in talks with director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) to helm the project
Below is the book‘s official synopsis..
Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.
Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five.
Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.
On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.
What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday…