The Brethren Author:John Grisham Trumble is a minimum security federal prison and 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 Miss... more »issippi. They meet each day in the law library where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practive law without a license, and sometimes dispense jail-house justice. 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.« less