Okay, so this time around I didn’t do as well as I hoped.

Observations:

1. I thought the story was going to be about why the lawyer was in prison and it is, but the story is more about what he does after he gets out of prison. Out of five stars, I’d give myself three for this one.

2. Thankfully, I nailed this one. The lawyer is brilliant and very thorough, managing to trick the FBI on numerous instances.

3. I got most of this one right. The lawyer did piss off the wrong people and wasn’t necessarily guilty of a crime. However, he doesn’t serve all of his time.

Overall, I think I would give myself three stars on how I did. Here’s the blurb about the book from Goodreads if you are interested in reading it yourself.

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 has just become 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 . . .