The Racketeer

The Racketeer
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780345530578
Release: 2013
Editor: Dell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When a Federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. By the best-selling author of The Litigators. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

Shadow of the Racketeer

Shadow of the Racketeer
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Author: David Scott Witwer
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780252076664
Release: 2009
Editor: University of Illinois Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it

Racketeer for Life

Racketeer for Life
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Author: Joseph M. Scheidler
Pages: 470
ISBN: 1618908502
Release: 2016-11-30
Editor: Tan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Racketeer for Life explains how a former Benedictine monk and journalism professor was drawn into pro-life activism and describes his part in the history of the pro-life movement in the United States. Conversations, protests, and battles with clinic directors, doctors, politicians, judges, media personalities, and even other pro-lifers are woven together in this engaging account of the efforts of Scheidler and other activists to publicize the horrors of abortion, influence legislation, and, ultimately, to save lives.

The Associate

The Associate
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307576156
Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Dell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life. One night that secret catches up with him. The men who accost Kyle have a compromising video they’ll use to ruin him–unless he does exactly what they say. What they offer Kyle is something any ambitious young lawyer would kill for: a job in Manhattan as an associate at the world’s largest law firm. If Kyle accepts, he’ll be on the fast track to partnership and a fortune. But there’s a catch. Kyle won’t be working for the firm but against it in a dispute between two powerful defense contractors worth billions. Now Kyle is caught between the criminal forces manipulating him, the FBI, and his own law firm–in a malignant conspiracy not even Kyle with all his intellect, cunning, and bravery may be able to escape alive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

Calico Joe

Calico Joe
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780345541338
Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Dell Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Follows the divergent paths of a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher.

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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 382
ISBN: 0553840924
Release: 2013
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A novel about a jailed attorney, whose advice is sought in the investigation of a judge's murder.

Witness to a Trial

Witness to a Trial
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 23
ISBN: 9780385542579
Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Doubleday

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

The Racketeer s Progress

The Racketeer s Progress
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Author: Andrew Wender Cohen
Pages: 333
ISBN: 052183466X
Release: 2004-05-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book looks at economic violence in early twentieth-century Chicago.

War Is a Racket

War Is a Racket
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Author: Smedley D. Butler
Pages: 23
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

War Is a Racket is a famous anti-war book written by retired Major General Smedley Buter. In the book, Butler discusses how businesses profit from conflict.

The Racketeer

The Racketeer
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780345545336
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When a Federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. By the best-selling author of The Litigators. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

The Confession

The Confession
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780385534130
Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Dell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe. An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

Make Room Make Room

Make Room  Make Room
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Author: Harry Harrison
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780795311659
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Rosetta Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A stark, unbridled vision of planet Earth on the brink of collapse, and the inspiration behind the classic sci-fi film, Soylent Green. At the close of the twentieth century, a planet overwhelmed by rampant overpopulation teeters on the edge of self-destruction. In New York City alone, 35 million people are squeezed into its packed boroughs, scrambling like rats for the world’s dwindling resources. The only food available is a product called Soylent. And while the government tries to maintain order, the rich get richer and the poor stay underfoot. Finding a killer in this broken world is one hell of a job. But that’s exactly what detective Andy Rusch has been assigned to do. If he can stay alive long enough, he might just solve the biggest case he’s ever been on—unless humanity finally fulfills its promise and destroys itself first.

The Litigators

The Litigators
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9780345536884
Release: 2012
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The best-selling author of The Confession and The Appeal presents a latest legal thriller in which high-stakes courtroom tensions lead up to an explosive, unorthodox conclusion. A best-selling novel. Reprint.

Rico

Rico
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Author: Jed S. Rakoff,Howard W. Goldstein
Pages: 1068
ISBN: 158852048X
Release: 2020-08-28
Editor: Law Journal Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

RICO: Civil and Criminal Law and Strategy provides a fundamental grounding in substantive RICO law and focuses on strategic and tactical considerations of RICO practice.

The Summons

The Summons
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780345531988
Release: 2012-02
Editor: Dell Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Street Lawyer

The Street Lawyer
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307576088
Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Dell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He gave up the money. He gave up the power. Now all he has left is the law. Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone. A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived--and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice. But there's one break Michael can't make: from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets....

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
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Author: John Grisham
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781473684409
Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his unforgettable new novel, John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that followed it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour, and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known. Praise for Grisham's latest book, The Rooster Bar 'Scintillating storytelling' - The Sunday Times 'A buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . This reliable best-selling author is feeling real pleasure, and not just obligation, in delivering his work' - New York Times 'A wild, hard-to-put-down romp' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rise and Fall of a Racketeer

Rise and Fall of a Racketeer
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Author: Ron Chicone
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0988590247
Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What makes a racketeer? What drives men to operate outside the confines of a society that pretends to abhor racketeers yet pays homage to the individuals who flaunt society's conventions? Rise and Fall of a Racketeer, soars above the mundane and not only lets you peek inside the persona of one individual, but a multitude of other interesting men and women who make up the world of gangsterism. It takes the reader backstage to the way things really work; how power is used, and why. Travel to cities, steeped in romanticism and raucous nights, Miami, Bermuda, Las Vegas, Palm Beach, Myrtle Beach, and other places, inspired stirrings of culture and history-Charleston, and stoic, no nonsense cities, such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Youngstown, Ohio.

Death House Doll

Death House Doll
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Author: Day Keene
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781440559655
Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Alive, she was worth a fortune . . . dead, she was a racketeer’s life insurance! Mona Ambler sat in the death house with a secret that not even a decent guy like Mike Duval could extract. Just home from Korea, Mike had to go about saving the gal the hard way. Maybe she really had shot and killed a jewelry salesman, maybe she had been the no-good thieving B-girl the papers had reported, but just the same she had also been the beloved wife of Mike’s only brother. The odds were a hundred-to-one that Mona would go to the chair without talking. But Mike Duval was willing to gamble against these odds. The thing he didn’t realize was that the boss of the city rackets was betting against him with every gunman, chiseler, and grafter on his side. Because Mona knew something that could blast the city wide open!

Challenging Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere

Challenging Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere
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Author: Philip B. Heymann,Stephen P. Heymann
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9780429948527
Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Challenging Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: A Game of Moves and Countermoves takes the unusual approach of exploring and describing how organized crime groups develop their capacities in response to heightened powers of law enforcement; and how law enforcement in turn responds, creating an ongoing dynamic interaction. The book shows how a state, such as the United States, has and can develop new laws and practices in ways that enable them to deal with relatively large violent groups—and yet preserve the rule of law and civil liberties. While most texts describe organized crime groups and the challenges to government they impose from a static perspective, the authors dissect the interaction over time of organized crime and democratic governance that has created the present structure and balance of advantages in the United States. Readers learn about the markets for contraband and extortionate protection that form the bulk of organized criminal enterprise, the vulnerabilities of the traditional practices and rules of law enforcement, the effects of globalization of criminal enterprises on their contest with the state, the effectiveness of various practices of law enforcement, and the continuing forces of change, often technological, in the businesses of organized crime and law enforcement that play important roles in the contest between them. This thought- provoking book is ideal for students of organized and transnational crime in university programs and law schools, as well as researchers and legal practitioners, who seek to look beyond the simple traditional history of organized crime and develop a strategy to confront organized crime in the future.