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The Brethren by John Grisham
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Feb 03, 09

Read in January, 2009

I figured out the plot in the second chapter.

There are 2 stories happening simultaneously.

There is a guy running for president. The CIA picked him because he was clear and free of anything in his past or present that would cause a problem for a candidate.

There are 3 judges (in jail) who are extortionists. They are blackmailing rich men. While some of the subject matter in this book is "outing" gay men..I don't feel like it was explicit in any way. I thought it was sad that these married men had to cover up their alternate lifestyles by sending money to these judges.

I really have said nothing more than you would discover by reading the book...although I knew the plot...I wasn't sure how it would end and that is what kept me reading.

Overall, it was enjoyable. Not one of my favorites of Grisham's books, but it was WAY better than the King of Torts. A fun read.

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