The brethren
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Published:
New York : Doubleday, 2000.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
366 pages ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 6.2 - AR Pts: 17
Lexile measure:
810L
Status:
MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction
F GRI
Description
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...
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385339674, 9780385497466, 0385497466, 0345531973 (pbk.), 0440236673 (pbk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.2, 17 Points
Lexile measure:
810

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Description
In a federal prison, three former judges who call themselves "the brethren" meet in the law library to run a rougher form of justice inside their community and make a some money, but when one of their scams derails, they are forced to confront the world of their own creation.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Grisham, J. (2000). The brethren. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John. 2000. The Brethren. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John, The Brethren. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grisham, John. The Brethren. New York: Doubleday, 2000. Print.

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