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...
This is a pretty good book I liked the story line But it's just a little slow....
Frank Muller's worst.
This book was lame and Muller is pretty much insufferable on this one. His tendency to draw out the ends of words in a fakey dramatic style oversold the rather shaky plot. Not among the better audiobooks in the Grisham library.
The story is a classic. Muller's contribution as a story teller is refined and poetic. The tale is revealed by the author and the narrator in a way that grabs and retains the reader. I listen to it every year. Wished there was a film...Kudos-John Grisham and the late great Frank Muller!