John Grisham, Author Doubleday $30 (p) ISBN The novel does feature three antiheroes of a sort, the brethren of the title, judges. Finn Yarber, Hatlee Beech and Joe Roy Spicer are ex-judges, AKA the Brethren, now incarcerated in prison. The Brethren while away their. The Brethren: A Novel [John Grisham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They call themselves the.

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But all the resources that Teddy commands almost fail to discover Lake’s secret, a secret that would surely lose him the election if discovered. For the rest of the book, the judges and Teddy’s operatives try to out-think and outmaneuver each other. Since I’m a law aficionado, I often read one Grisham novel a year my legal drama fix mostly comes from lawyer TV shows though. Murder and Injustice in a Small Town The political side of this novel could be characterised as the military-industrial-complex meets Wag the Dog — a distillation of everything conspiracy theorists and, increasingly, more-sane citizens worry about the American democratic process — that is, secret moneyed interests in the defence industry buying the election for a candidate who sells his soul for cash and political fame.

I usually finish if I’m that far in. The brthren story line involves the people outside hrethren and the C There are three story lines in The Brethren.

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There these mohn are allowed to put together a sort of ‘quasi-parody trials’ and solve cases of prisoners with their consent. A prison-based extortion scam hooks an unexpected, powerful fish. I don’t have any doubt that Grisham will once again cast a spell on me with th rich story he had crafted through The Brethen.


Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich—very fast. Maynard is wonderfully Machiavellian.

I have to say it wasn’t high on my reading priorities list as I was reading it. As a matter of fact, I thought I was shorted the last pages of the book. The only reason I listened all the way to the end was my vain hope that there would be a twist in the story and something interesting would happen Even then, this novel seemed unrealistic and false, lacking a shred of suspense.

A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips — and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. It’s only redeeming value to me was the fact that it took place in Florida, near Jacksonville and Orange Park, where Brethrrn have lived in the past.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Topics Books Digested gridham. When the opportunity presents itself, they expand to the outside with the help of Trevor, a corrupt and lazy lawyer. And they spend hours writing letters. It helps that he was a practising lawyer and know the ropes Feb 01, Minutes.

This is a well-told tale that presents a devious scheme and a presidential election in the midst of a national crisis. About The Brethren 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. They call themselves the Brethren: Apr 07, Steph rated it really liked it.


How will they paths cross?

I finished The Appeal a few weeks ago; it was entertaining refer to my earlier review. The CIA plant a man inside Trumble, who brethrej the judges that he knows they have been involved in the scam.

I even thought I figured out which character would be redeemed.

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Such a statement was so absurd to me that I had to find-out for myse Let me make a confession. Meanwhile, the United States is in the midst of a presidential campaign and CIA Dirctor Teddy Maynard – who’s worried about Russian aggression – plans to get his candidate elected.

It takes all of Teddy’s experience with illegal maneuvering to save his candidate from being exposed. And far too abruptly. Edit out those things and the book would probably be half as long…and still be just as good.

He takes one-third, and also employs private detectives to investigate the men they have contacted. For a moment there, I imagined Grisham doing a Tom Clancy-esque storyline…and he’s good at it! John Grisham is one of my favorite authors, and I have a lot of respect for him.