Saturday, June 6, 2009

Brethren by J. Grisham

Trumble is a minimum security federal prison, home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals - drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, and three former judges who call themselves The Brethren. They meet each day in the law library where they handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a licence, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And they spend hours writing letters. 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.

The novels shares us insights on how well one can make money even in jail. For a wise man, nothing is impossible if intelligence and wise ways can handle. But at the back of all these, there's the saying that evil never wins over the good. Do good and get no harm, while do evil and you'll end up either your life or in jail like what had happened in some characters in the novel.

Source: Alibris

Friday, June 5, 2009

Nothing Lasts Forever by S. Sheldon

Racing from the life-and-death decisions of a big San Francisco hospital to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, this story lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers. As the book surges toward its unpredictable climax, Sidney Sheldon proves once again that no reader can outguess the master of the unexpected.

This gives a lesson to the readers that in this world, things, power or whatever earthly possessions that we may have may not last forever. Everything has its ending and it comes unexpectedly.

Source: Alibris

Angels and Demons by D. Brown

Professor, Robert Langdon is called upon to identify a mysterious symbol seared onto a dead man's chest. It belongs to the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood with a vendetta against the Catholic church. Langdon and, scientist, Vittoria Vetra must find the Illuminati before the Vatican is attacked.

Come and read to find out the thrilling adventures and mysteries of their journey.

Source: Alibris

High Crimes by Joseph Finder

Do you ever really know the person you married? Joseph Finder's frighteningly credible novel confirms his place as 1 of America's leading thriller writers. Claire Chapman, a celebrity professor at Harvard law school and a high powered criminal defense attorney, has about as close to a perfect life as one can get. She attained National attention for successfully defending a movie star in a rape trial; her 2nd husband, Tom Chapman is a charismatic and successful money manager; and she lives in a beautiful house in Boston with her 6 year old daughter. Then a random burglary sets in motion a chain of events that turns her world upside down. A police investigation reveals the chilling fact that Tom is not who he says he is; he never attended the college he says he did, he once had a different name...and a different face. When Tom is arrested and put on trial for a crime he insists he didn't commit - an unspeakable atrocity, a mass murder carried out 13 years ago - Claire puts her reputation on the line to defend him.She must try the casein a sealed high security courtroom: a top secret court-martial run by the Pentagon, in which all the evidence is classified and all the rules are different. And when it becomes evident that the judge - and, in the shadows behind him, a highly placed military leader - will let nothing stand in the way of Tom's being convicted of 1st degree murder, Claire's faith in her husband is tested to the very limit.

The lesson readers may get from this novel is knowing to play your game and learning how to play other's game to win. This was what Claire did. She knew that winning the case with all pieces of evidence are classified, apart from what she used to do in regular courts. With her talent and intellect, he unfolded a great mystery in the Pentagon, where her husband used to work, and jailed a high profile military officer who ordered a High Crime.

Source: Alibris

Master of the Game by Sheldon

One of Sidney Sheldon's most popular and bestselling titles, repackaged and reissued for a new generation of fans. Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world. She is an enigma, a woman surrounded by a thousand unanswered questions. Her father was a diamond prospector who struck it rich beyond his wildest dreams. Her mother was the daughter of a crooked Afrikaner merchant. Her conception was itself an act of hate-filled vengeance. At the extravagant celebrations of her ninetieth birthday, there are toasts from a Supreme Court Judge and a telegram from the White House. And for Kate there are ghosts, ghosts of absent friends and of enemies. Ghosts from a life of blackmail and murder. Ghosts from an empire spawned by naked ambition! Sidney Sheldon is one of the most popular storytellers in the world. This is one of his best-loved novels, a compulsively readable thriller, packed with suspense, intrigue and passion. It will recruit a new generation of fans to his writing.

This is the novel that inspired me read novels. You will notice how the author have greatly written in a book, a couple of generations to simply illustrate the lesson, to become the MASTER OF THE GAME where WINNING counts more than the PRIZE! On the story of Jamie the first generation character, you will see how DETERMINATION and INTELLIGENCE brings Jamie to success in life.

Source: Alibris