The brethren by john grisham – first edition hardcover 385497466 _ ebay u s anti money laundering laws

Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. 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.U s anti money laundering laws

for the brethren, the timing couldn’t be better. Because they’ve just found the perfect victim. 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.U s anti money laundering laws 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.U s anti money laundering laws trumble, a minimum security federal prison, home to the usual assortment of criminals — drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two wall street crooks, one doctor, at least four 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 hatching schemes to make money.

Product identifiers

ISBN-10

0385497466

ISBN-13

9780385497466

Key details

Author

John grisham

Number of pages

368 pages

Format

Hardcover

Publication date

2000-02-01

Language

English

Publisher

Knopf doubleday publishing group

Publication year

2000

Additional details

Copyright date

2000

Dimensions

Weight

23.1 oz

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Height

1.2 in.

Width

6.4 in.

Length

9.6 in.

Target audience

Group

Trade

Classification method

LCCN

00-023841

LC classification number

PS3557.R5355B74

Dewey decimal

813.5/4

Dewey edition

21

Reviews

Gripping … Engaging and fast-paced … Will hook you from the first page and won’t let you go. New york post A crackerjack tale. Entertainment weekly fast-paced and action-packed…You’ll be thoroughly entertained. New orleans times-picayune the plot is as up-to-date as tomorrow’s newspaper, with allusions to presidential polls and debates, campaign financing, money laundering and offshore financial finagling…. Add to these tantalizing ingredients the steady action, with some clever surprises. The new york times A main selection of the doubleday book club, the literary guild, and the mystery guild from the paperback edition.

Another solid book

Firstly, this book is written by john grisham, which means that you get the usual well-written book, so that once you start it, you don’t put it down till you finish. (at least, that’s what happened to me.U s anti money laundering laws I read it in a weekend.) what makes this one different is that there aren’t really any good guys. It’s the story of how some crooked judges are able to run a scam from inside a jail, paralleled with how a completely evil general tries to buy an election and start a war. The scam itself is really the hero of the story. I often caught myself thinking isn’t that clever?. Also, grisham shows his usual cynicism of lawyers with a funny character called trevor. (here’s betting steve buscemi will play him in the movie!) other reviewers have commented that the plot could have done with some more twists. But I didn’t mind the way the plot developed. I found it more believable than the firm, (whose main character seemed a bit too superhuman), but not quite as intriguing as the runaway jury (which is my favourite). All in all, it’s a good solid grisham book that will be well worth the price when it comes out in paperback.U s anti money laundering laws