The Racketeer - Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4 Summary

"The Racketeer" by John Grisham is a tale of revenge and clever cunning. Malcolm Bannister is a man spending ten years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He hatches a plan that will give him not only his freedom, but untold wealth as well as give him the opportunity to make the FBI look foolish. The Racketeer is a legal thriller that keeps the reader unsure of the character's true motive and what he will do next.

In chapter one, the reader is introduced to the narrator, Malcolm Bannister. He is a forty-three-year old lawyer, who has served five years of a ten year sentence. His current location is the Frostburg Federal Prison Camp, which is a low-security facility that is not even surrounded by a fence. A prisoner can easily step over the boundary line and simply walk away. At the thought of...

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