The Brethren

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The Brethren

Format:  Paperback,

440 pages

Publisher: Random House

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9780345531971

ISBN-10: 0345531973

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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. 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.

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Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9780345531971
ISBN-10: 0345531973
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 440
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.2 x 1.2 x 7.3

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Review by Library Journal (1999-10-01)

No, they're not monks but three former judges in a minimum security prison who meet in the law library and scheme to make money. But then one of their schemes gets them in trouble with someone on the outside who is very, very powerful.

Review by Library Journal (2000-08-01)

The Brethren are three ex-judges in a country club prison in Florida who settle disputes among other inmates and help with appeals. They also have a mail scam going that extorts money from middle-aged gay men taking their first tentative steps out of the closet. These are the good guys. Meanwhile, CIA director Teddy Maynard has chosen obscure Arizona Congressman Aaron Lake to become the nation's next president, offering him the message (double defense spending), the money, and the means to shape events to become a surefire winner.

Take a deep breath. The listener will be asked to swallow some incredible coincidences, including the extortion scheme's snagging the hitherto immaculate Lake. Reader Michael Beck brings a great deal of energy to his narration. The abridgment works pretty well, though some subplots inevitably get shortchanged, and at least one important scene takes place off-camera. Grisham's (A Time To Kill) ending is weak, but if ever a title rendered criticism irrelevant, this is the one. Buy it for demand rather than merit; you probably already have. DJohn Hiett, Iowa City P.L.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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. 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.

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