The brethren
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New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013.
ISBN:
9780385339674, 0385339674
Lexile measure:
810L
Status:
2nd Floor- Adult Books
CRIME GRISHAM J.
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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 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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Bantam books trade paperback edition..
Physical Desc:
373 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
810

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Originally published in hardcover by Doubleday, in 2000.
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Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals--drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, at least five lawyers. 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. It ensnares the wrong victim, a powerful man on the outside, a man with dangerous friends, and the Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Grisham, J. (2013). The brethren. Bantam books trade paperback edition.. New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John. 2013. The Brethren. New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John, The Brethren. New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013.

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Grisham, John. The Brethren. Bantam books trade paperback edition.. New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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