The Judge's List: A Novel

The Judge's List: A Novel

by John Grisham (Author)

Nonstop suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author: Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge.     In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law.He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy’s jurisdiction.He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list?The Judge’s List is by any measure John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet.

In the heart-pounding legal thriller "The Judge's List" by John Grisham, we are introduced to Lacy Stoltz, a young lawyer facing the toughest battle of her career. When she stumbles upon a list of names and numbers hidden in the chambers of the late Judge Sterling, she finds herself caught in a dangerous web of corruption and deceit.

As Lacy delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers that the list holds dark secrets that could shake the foundations of the city's justice system. With each new revelation, she faces threats and intimidation, but her determination to uncover the truth remains unwavering.

As Lacy's investigation intensifies, she realizes that the list is connected to a series of unsolved murders and a corrupt network of powerful individuals who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. With the help of an unlikely ally, Lacy embarks on a perilous journey to expose the truth and bring justice to the victims.

"The Judge's List" is a gripping and suspenseful tale that explores the dark side of the legal system and the unwavering courage of those who fight for justice. Grisham masterfully weaves a intricate plot with twists and turns that keep the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end.

Through Lacy's journey, Grisham delves into the complexities of morality and the struggle between doing what is right and what is easy. The novel is a powerful reminder of the importance of integrity, courage, and the unwavering pursuit of justice in the face of adversity.

"The Judge's List" is a must-read for fans of legal thrillers and anyone who enjoys a gripping and thought-provoking story. Grisham's exceptional storytelling and attention to detail create a vivid and immersive experience that will stay with readers long after they turn the final page.


480 pages