"A CRACKERJACK TALE." -Entertainment Weekly
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-tunning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam...while events outside their prison walls being 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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