Coupon
The Brethren
by John Grisham


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $35.00

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 682 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About The Brethren by John Grisham
 
 
 
Overview
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.




 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780385497466
  • ISBN-10: 0385497466
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Publish Date: March 2000
  • Page Count: 368


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Legal
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense

 
BookPage Reviews

The Great Grisham

It's that time of the year again. Valentine's Day, you ask? Black History Month? Yes on both counts, but what we're talking about is the annual release of Mr. Legal Thriller's latest bestseller, The Brethren. According to Grisham's Web site, www.jgrisham.com, the story goes something like this:

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.

Grisham Stats

John Grisham lives with his wife of 16 years and their two children. The family divides their time between their Victorian home on a 67-acre farm in Mississippi and a 204-acre plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia. Grisham's previous novels are A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, and The Testament.

Birthdate/place: February 8, 1955, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Childhood dream: to be a professional baseball player

College/major: Mississippi State University, accounting

First book/first printing: A Time to Kill (1988), 5,000 copies

Books in print today: over 60 million worldwide, translated into 29 languages

Number of novels turned into film: six (not including The Gingerbread Man, an original screenplay)

Career trivia: served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1983-1990

Hobbies/interests: devoting time to charitable causes, including taking mission trips, and serving as Little League commissioner

 
BAM Customer Reviews