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 Fogletree just became number five.

His body was found in the basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies—Judge Fogletree and his young secretary.

I did not know Judge Fogletree, but I know who killed him, and why.

I am a lawyer, and I am in prison.

It’s a long story.

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Maynard Love your work. Looking forward to reading this one.

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John Hatley I've already pre-ordered a copy and I'm looking forward to reading it!

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Meann I'm excited to read this one!

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Maynard I am the first to order it from my library. They were excited to learn of your new book.

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MS. KYM Truly love your descriptive writing, Mr. Grisham!! I'm always looking forward to your novels, especially when it relates to LAW!!! Those novels are so enthralling and captivating...

When's this book due to hit the stands??? Waiting patiently (I think) #smiling

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Robin Just put myself on the wait list for this at the library. Currently reading The Litigators.

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G.W. Eccles One of the great things about all Grisham's novel is the way the opening page or two immediately catches one's interest and makes one want to read on. It seems so simple, but it's in fact very difficult to achieve. In trying to do it myself in my new novel THE OLIGARCH: A THRILLER, I wrote and rewrote the opening section dozens of timed before I felt it was a good 'hook'.

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Anitha Malaiyarasan wow, I am so looking forward to lay my hands on this one.

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