In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz was not prepared for what faced her when she took on the challenge of investigating the most corrupt judge in the United States. She was badly injured in a traffic wreck, and her partner was killed in that same crash. Then, evidence started piling up that the wreck was not an accident. When the identity of the man who hit Lacy’s car was discovered, Lacy realized her partner was killed by the same people whom she had been investigating. Author John Grisham focuses on the lure of money, the extensive use of technology in crime, and the good and bad aspects of police procedures.