They're behind bars, but that won't stop them committing crimes.
And it won't keep them safe, either.
Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, home to drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders - and three former judges who call themselves The Brethren.
The Brethren meet each day in the law library, where they spend hours writing letters. They're fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to pay big. The money is pouring in.
But when their little scam goes awry and ensnares the wrong victim, a powerful man on the outside, they realise they're in trouble. Because this man has dangerous friends, and just as the prison failed to protect society from the Brethren, it won't protect them from their victims...
'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' – Irish Independent
'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' – Jodi Picoult
'The best thriller writer alive' – Ken Follett
'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' – Telegraph
'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' – The Times
'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.' – Daily Record
'Masterful – when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' – Mirror
'A giant of the thriller genre' – TimeOut