08 October 2004

The Brethren by John Grisham

Fiction. Audiobook from Random House Audio. Published 2000. On loan from the Windsor Public Library.

Finishing up in 11 hours, this audiobook certainly helped to pass the time while I did housework over the last week. An interesting book as there really was not a "good guy". Every major person in the plot was busy doing something that they should not have been. I never was really sure how I wanted the story to go because I felt as if each character really did not deserve the "happy ending" that I like to see at the end of a book.

Publisher's summary:
Trumble, a minimum security federal prison, is home to the usual assortment of criminals --drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, and at least four lawyers.

Trumble is also home to 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, occasionally dispense jailhouse justice, and spend hours hatching schemes to make money.

Then one of their scams goes awry. It ensnares the wrong victim, an innocent on the outside, a man with dangerous friends, and The Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over.

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