Calico Joe

Calico Joe A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball?  Whatever happened to Calico Joe?      It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz. In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen.  The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever? In John Grisham?s new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it?s what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.

The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man ?A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.? ?Time?A triumph.? ?Seattle Times ?Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his best-selling fiction.? ?Boston GlobeFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Partner: A Novel

The Partner: A Novel #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm?and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who were rich and powerful, and who would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down.Now Patrick is coming home. And in the Mississippi city where it all began, an extraordinary trial is about to begin. As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick?s lawyer prepares his defense, as Patrick?s lover prays for his deliverance and his former partners wait for their revenge, another story is about to emerge. Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows. He knows the truth.

The Rainmaker: A Novel

The Rainmaker: A Novel #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt?s summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor?s shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn?t have a job or a prayer?except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it.By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him. And suddenly he?s in over his head, plunged into a nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings. A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill, and outright violence?a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land.

The Racketeer

The Racketeer 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 . . .Nothing is as it seems and everything?s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

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