Shadow of the Racketeer

Shadow of the Racketeer
Author: David Scott Witwer
Release: 2009
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780252076664
Language: en
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A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it

The Racketeer

The Racketeer
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9780345530578
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today • In the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price—and the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.

Racketeer for Life

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

Capfield

Capfield
Author: E. P. Spiegel
Release: 2019-10-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1951646029
Language: en
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Capfield is a fictional crime/mystery series for teens and young adults, written by a teen author. Set in the Arizona desert, this series follows the dangerous game of tag between Wanted serial killer, Robert Cage, and his vengeful son, who is determined to find him.

The Racketeer s Progress

The Racketeer s Progress
Author: Andrew Wender Cohen
Release: 2004-05-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 364
ISBN: 052183466X
Language: en
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This book looks at economic violence in early twentieth-century Chicago.

Theodore Boone The Accomplice

Theodore Boone  The Accomplice
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780525556275
Language: en
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Theodore Boone is back on the case in an all-new adventure! Bestselling author John Grisham delivers a page-turning legal thriller for a new generation of readers. Theo has been worried about his good friend Woody Lambert. Woody is struggling at school and making bad choices. But when Woody is arrested—an unwitting accomplice to armed robbery—Theo knows he is innocent. Racing the clock while Woody sits in jail, Theo will do everything in his power to help his friend and save Woody from an unforgiving system where justice is not equal for all. Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and undisputed master of the modern legal thriller, Theodore Boone’s trials and triumphs will keep readers hooked until the very last page.

Calico Joe

Calico Joe
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780345541338
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball… “Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly becomes the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever.

The Associate

The Associate
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780307576156
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • If you thought Mitch McDeere was in trouble in The Firm, wait until you meet Kyle McAvoy, The Associate 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.

War is a Racket

War is a Racket
Author: Smedley Butler
Release: 2018-01-19
Editor: Jovian Press
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9781537820798
Language: en
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War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler frankly discusses how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare. He had been appointed commanding officer of the Gendarmerie during the United States occupation of Haiti, which lasted from 1915 to 1934.

The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter

The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter
Author: Paul R. Kavieff
Release: 2015-02-07
Editor: Barricade Books Incorporated
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1569805172
Language: en
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The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter is the first biography of the only organized crime boss to be executed in the United States. At the height of his power, Louis"Lepke" Buchalter had a stronghold on the garment, banking and flour tracking industries. As the overseer of the killing-on-assignment machine known as "Murder Inc.," his penchant for murder was notorious. This impeccably researched book traces his story from childhood, through his incredibly sophisticated rackets, to his ultimate conviction and execution."

Ford County

Ford County
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2010
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780440296447
Language: en
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John Grisham returns with this seven short stories, all set in Ford Count, Mississipi, which is the location of his first novel, 'A Time to Kill'.

Rise and Fall of a Racketeer

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

Mobsters Unions and Feds

Mobsters  Unions  and Feds
Author: James B. Jacobs
Release: 2007-05-01
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780814742945
Language: en
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The first book to document organized labor and the massive federal clean-up effort.

Raccoon Racketeer A Hilarious Cozy Mystery with One Very Entitled Cat Detective

Raccoon Racketeer  A Hilarious Cozy Mystery with One Very Entitled Cat Detective
Author: Molly Fitz
Release: 2019-09-25
Editor: Whiskered Mysteries
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781644510353
Language: en
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Enjoy this hilarious cozy animal mystery by USA Today Bestselling Author Molly Fitz . . . Is this nosy trash panda a sleuth or a suspect? Lately my life has seemed pretty perfect—great house, great gig as my own boss, great new boyfriend, and the world’s most awesome talking cat. Turns out I shouldn’t have let my guard down… Even though my private investigation firm is brand new, I’ve already got some not-so-friendly competition, and it’s coming from the sticky-fingered raccoon who lives under my front porch. I have no doubt he’s robbing his clients since he’s stealing from mine, too. Things go from irritating to downright dangerous when he foists a little trinket from my attic, one that suggests dark secrets and spells big trouble for my beloved Nan. I need to learn more, but that’s not going to be easy since the person of interest lives under the same roof. Can I trust this raccoon racketeer with something so dear? Unfortunately, I haven’t got any other options. Raccoon Racketeer is part of the hilarious Pet Whisperer P.I. cozy mystery series about picturesque Blueberry Bay’s first ever talking cat detective. Along with his ragtag gang of human and animal helpers, Octo-Cat is determined to save the day… so long as it doesn’t interfere with his schedule. *** Keywords: cozy animal mystery, cozy cat mysteries, cozy dog mysteries, humorous mystery, funny mysteries, cozy mystery series, cozy mysteries, animal cozies, humorous cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, women sleuth, funny cozies, murder mystery, cozy murder mystery series, whodunnit, cozy murder mystery books, cozy murder mysteries Perfect for readers of Nic Saint, Leighann Dobbs, Samantha Silver, Sara Bourgeois, Kathi Daley, Addison Moore, Annabel Chase, Jane Hinchey, Amanda M. Lee, Rita Mae Brown, and Joanne Fluke.

Bad Acts

Bad Acts
Author: Sharon Y. Eubanks,Stanton A. Glantz
Release: 2013
Editor: Amer Public Health Assn
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0875530176
Language: en
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On January 20, 1999, President Bill Clinton announced in his State of the Union address that the Justice Department was planning to sue the tobacco industry and assigned the task to Attorney General Janet Reno and the Justice Department. This book is the story of that case - the politics, the litigation, the behavior of the industry and its lawyers, the efforts by the Bush Administration to gut the case, and the ultimate victory in court. Bad Acts tells the story, not yet fully revealed, of what was happening behind the scenes at the Justice Department as the case approached victory, when the Bush Administration intervened, with some success, to protect Big Tobacco. The book examines the political influences and interferences of and by Clinton Democrats and George W. Bush Republicans. It is a candid behind-the-scenes account of how the case was put together, how the industry attempted to halt the case, and how it ultimately was won by the Justice Department.

Make Room Make Room

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

Mob Girl

Mob Girl
Author: Teresa Carpenter
Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501166129
Language: en
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia. Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated with mobsters. Drawn to the glamorous and flashy lifestyle, she was soon dating "wiseguys" and running errands for them; but after years as a mob girlfriend, Arlyne began to get in on the action herself—eventually becoming a police informant and major witness in the government's case against the Colombo crime family.

The Confession

The Confession
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780385534130
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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?

Playing for Pizza

Playing for Pizza
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9780307576118
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After providing what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL, third-string quarterback Rick Dockery becomes a national laughingstock. Cut by the Cleveland Browns, and shunned by every other team, Rick insists that his agent find a team that does need him. Against enormous odds, Rick lands a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers ... of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.

Witness to a Trial

Witness to a Trial
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Doubleday
Pages: 38
ISBN: 9780385542579
Language: en
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A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Best Seller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, The Whistler. An Original E-Short. 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.