The Brethren

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_______________________________________ They're behind bars, but that won't stop them committing crimes. And it won't keep them safe, either. Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, home to drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders - and three former judges who call themselves The Brethren. The Brethren meet each day in the law library, where they spend hours writing letters. They're fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to pay big. The money is pouring in. But when their little scam goes ...

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David F

Aug 12, 2010

positive

when you buy a Grisham book you know that what ever the story is about your in for a good read

SeldomSeen

Jan 19, 2008

Not One of Grisham's Best

Normally, I?m a big John Grisham fan. His books are crisp, well-written and crackle with essential moral dilemmas. In The Brethren, however, there is no right or wrong, and subsequently no hero, flawed or otherwise, to root for. All the characters are odious?the blackmailers, the politician, the lawyer, and the spook are all corrupted beyond redemption. Even worse, these multiple antagonists are all rewarded in varying degrees for their greed.

This is Mr. Grisham at his most cynical and I?m afraid I can?t recommend it.

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