The Racketeer Topics for Discussion

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What is a racketeer? Does anyone in the book meet that description? Explain.

Malcolm Bannister proclaims his innocence in the crime he is serving time for. Do you believe him? By the end of the book did your opinion of him change? Explain.

What is Malcolm's motive for the elaborate scheme he implements around the death of Judge Fawcett? Do you believe his motive justifies the methods he uses? Why or why not?

What crime did Nathan Cooley commit? What happens to him? Do you believe the crimes he has committed justify his treatment at the hands of Malcolm and his accomplices? Explain.

Discuss the tactics the FBI used to extract information from Quinn Rucker. Do you believe they were justified in doing so? Did their methods work? In light of Quinn Rucker's innocence of the crime, discuss the ramifications of these methods on those innocent of...

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