The Brethren

The Brethren

Book - 2000 | First edition.
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Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals--and three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi. They meet each day in the law library, their turf at Trumble, where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a license, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And they spend hours writing letters. They are fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to really work. The money is pouring in. Then their little scam goes awry.
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, 2000.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385339674
9780345531971
0385339674
9780440236672
0440236673
9780385497466
0385497466
9780385497480
0385497482
Characteristics: 366 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary: Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals--and three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi. They meet each day in the law library, their turf at Trumble, where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a license, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And they spend hours writing letters. They are fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to really work. The money is pouring in. Then their little scam goes awry.
Reading Program: Reading Counts RC High School 7.9 19 Quiz: 20469 Guided reading level: NR.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.2 17.0 35307.

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tjdickey
Apr 13, 2018

Hmm - meddling by powerful interests in a presidential election against the backdrop of increasing Chinese power and a potential Russian dictatorship (not to mention the usual charming smaller tales of corruption in the judiciary)... Perhaps it is time to give this older Grisham another read. :)

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rahmmie
Jan 24, 2016

Not one of my favorite Grisham books but still interesting enough. Don't expect and action-packed thriller a la The Firm.

A good read but frustrating for non Americans to understand the culture and the motivation of these white collar criminals and the system of punishment. As well, being gay is not a scandal in this province so the concept of blackmailing someone for sexual orientation is not really a risk today.

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lpreston214
Mar 10, 2012

This book is a strange one with no good guys just different degrees of bad guys. Three incarcerated judges running a mail scam and extorting money from rich closeted gays accidentally net a candidate for president. He's not just any candidate but one hand-picked by the director of the CIA and manipulated on a grand scale into winning first the nomination and then the election. I didn't like this book at first because there's nobody to pull for but I got sucked in and ended up liking it quite a bit.

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Natalie A Osorno
Apr 22, 2011

A terrific plot. Amasing ending.
A realistic novel.

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