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The Brethren - John Grisham
The Brethren
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They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in... show more
They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. And the third, for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong.Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich -- very fast. And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam ... while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips -- and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better. Because they've just found the perfect victim...From the Paperback edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385339674 (0385339674)
Publisher: Delta
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Chias Bücherecke
Chias Bücherecke rated it
3.0 der Thrill hat gefehlt
„Die Bruderschaft“ von John Grisham ist ein Justiz-Thriller. Die Bruderschaft das sind drei verurteilter Richter in einem Bundesgefängnisses. Sie führen kleine Verhandlungen innerhalb der Vollzugsanstalt und helfen Inhaftierten bei einer Berufung ihres Verfahrens. Aaron Lake ist ein Abgeordneter, de...
A woman in the shape of a monster
A woman in the shape of a monster rated it
1.0
This does not even hold a candle to what Grisham was able to achieve with his first two books, A Time to Kill and The Firm. I've come to the conclusion after reading him through the years that he's basically gone autopilot with his writing and merely checks off plot points these days. Such a shame.
justanotherbookguy
justanotherbookguy rated it
3.0 The Brethren
This is probably the 5th or 6th Grisham book that I have read and I would have to say that it is a middle of the pack book for him. It's isn't great but it also wasn't terrible. Most of the time when I pick up a Grisham book I have a hard time putting it down and will read it until it's finished. Th...
Bearister's Book Blog
Bearister's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Brethren
This was a very "funny," tongue in cheek book about three judges (at various levels on the judicial "pecking order") confined to a federal (golf-resort) type prison for various offenses relating to their status as judges. I believe one was a federal appellate judge, one a local "magistrate" and ano...
wbebout
wbebout rated it
3.0 The Brethren
Disgraced former judges executing extortion plans from inside prison. Great theme for a Grisham novel!
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