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February 2000

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The Brethren The Brethren

A novel by John Grisham

Doubleday (Hardcover, $27.95, ISBN: 0385497466)

Publication date: February 2000

Description:

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-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam … while events outside their prison walls begin 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….

A Calculus of Angels A Calculus of Angels

By J. Gregory Keyes

The Age of Unreason, Book 2

Del Rey (Paperback, $6.99, ISBN: 0345406087)

Publication date: February 2000

Description:

1722: A second Dark Age looms. An asteroid has devastated the Earth, called down by dire creatures who plot against the world of men. The brilliant—some say mad—Isaac Newton has taken refuge in ancient Prague. There, with his young apprentice Ben Franklin, he plumbs the secrets of the aetheric beings who have so nearly destroyed humanity.

But their safety is tenuous. Peter the Great marches his unstoppable forces across Europe. And half a world away, Cotton Mather and Blackbeard the pirate assemble a party of colonial luminaries to cross the Atlantic and discover what has befallen the Old World. With them sails Red Shoes, a Choctaw shaman whose mysterious connections to the invisible world warn him that they are all moving toward a confrontation as violent as it is decisive….



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