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The Racketeer Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Malcolm Bannister, Max Reed Baldwin

Malcolm Bannister is a forty-three year old black lawyer who is serving a ten year prison sentence for money laundering. Malcolm proclaims his innocence and holds a grudge against the federal government, who he feels treated him unfairly and did not care that he had been an unwitting accomplice to criminal activities rather than a knowing participant.

Malcolm sees his chance to gain his freedom and wealth at the death of Judge Raymond Fawcett. He tells the Federal Bureau of Investigations that he can name the killer, but for a price. The FBI gets an indictment against Quinn Rucker with Malcolm's help and he in turn gets his freedom, a new identity and the reward money.

Malcolm becomes Max Reed Baldwin and begins to use his money to hatch a plan. He tracks down the real killer of Judge Fawcett, Nathan Cooley and befriends...

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