Hodder & Stoughton is to publish The Whistler, the new novel from John Grisham, in October.
UK and Commonwealth rights to the book were acquired from David Gernert in New York.
The Whistler is a "fast and deadly investigation into top level judiciary corruption". The synopsis reads: "Who judges the top US judges when they break the law? The answer in this case is Lacy Stolz, a lawyer responsible for dealing with complaints of judicial misconduct. When she is approached on behalf of a whistle-blower, she has no idea what she is about to walk into. Danger is one thing, death is quite another…"
Grisham’s UK editor, Oliver Johnson, said: "This is classic John Grisham territory. Not for the first time he is writing about corruption in the legal world – but in this case that corruption goes to the highest level in the judiciary."
Grisham’s last novel, Rogue Lawyer will be published in paperback by Hodder in May.