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The brethren

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJohn Grisham
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3557.R5355 B74 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination605 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages605
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24404706M
ISBN 100739405799
ISBN 109780739405796
OCLC/WorldCa43622358

The last three stories primarily The Partner and The Street Lawyer that I had previously read, left me in a negative mind-frame regarding John Grisham. There's an advantage in jumping in at the last minute. A year later, his thirteen-year-old spaniel died too, and Congressman Aaron Lake of Arizona truly lived alone. He was suddenly proud of it.

We borrowed all we could from friends and family, and had close to a thousand bucks. They're gorging themselves on the pork. The rules were kept simple. We're low on everything--soldiers, missiles, tanks, planes, carriers.

Who's next? Add to these tantalizing ingredients the steady action, with some clever surprises. He was fifty-three years old and aging superbly. The Brethren met once a week with the prison's approval. I sued him.


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The brethren book

Then he'll go to the old Eastern bloc and strike a deal with some of the Communists there. He was seated across the room, by himself, his arms folded over the chair in front. In the accompanying photo, Ricky seems to be a handsome young guy with an irresistible crooked smile.

He returned to his seat. As many readers will guess, it turns out that Aaron Lake is a secret homosexual who gets caught up in The Brethren's flimflam.

The Brethren handle appeals for other convicts; hold a weekly 'prison court' to iron out disputes among prisoners; and perpetrate a scam to rake in the moola. Hard-line Communist, close ties to the military, brilliant mind, huge ego, very ambitious, ruthless, and right now the most dangerous man in the world.

They heard cases, mediated disputes, settled little fights among the boys, and had generally proved to be a stabilizing factor amid the population. The man chosen to replace the legendary Earl Warren, a man of true greatness, whether or not you agreed with his legal acumen, was Warren Burger, to whom no greatness ever neared.

While Burger comes off poorly, Woodward presents a positive image of a young William Rehnquist, fresh from the Nixon administration and sporting a great set of sideburns.

Woodward and Armstrong hit hard at the shortcomings of Burger throughout the book, especially his way of controlling the assignments of decisions by waiting to announce his vote until the end.

Gimme a break. But little guys can't buy because the offering is closed. He'd called Lake a half-dozen times in fourteen years, but Maynard was a busy man. Chenkov wants to expand, to recapture the old Soviet Union. Not a single candidate wants to increase defense spending. No appeals; there was nowhere to take one.

It also obscures the author's humanity, by elevating him or her above the human fray. Both his parents were dead. This isn't one of Grisham's better efforts, but he's a capable writer and the story held my attention.

The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court

Two more did nothing but raise money. There were at least five of them at Trumble, and they seemed to be on the docket all the time. He'd had the guts to vote against the last budget deal because it decreased military spending.Jan 01,  · The Brethren is a fun, great read, and the author easily combines political intrigue with one of his favorite topics: people scheming over money that does not belong to them (see The Testament, The Partner).

This is a very enjoyable book, and Teddy Maynard, Aaron Lake and the three judges are some of Grisham's finest and deepest characters.5/5(6). Jul 01,  · The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life/5(9).

Jul 01,  · The Brethren is in many respects his most daring book yet. The novel grows from two separate subplots. The novel grows from two separate subplots. In the first, three imprisoned ex-judges (the "brethren" in the title), frustrated by their loss of power and influence, concoct an elaborate blackmail scheme that preys on wealthy, closeted gay men/5(K).

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in atlasbowling.com Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that affect every major area of American life.4/5(7).

The novel does feature three antiheroes of a sort, the brethren of the title, judges serving time in a federal prison in Florida for white-collar offenses. Audio book sample courtesy of. Mar 27,  · The Brethren written by author John Grisham is a story of three judges in a prison named Tremble.

From Trumble the three judges run scams of blackmailing innocent people of their money by threatening to tell their secret of being homosexuals even though they are married/5.