Brothers and Bones Summary & Study Guide

James Hankins
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Brothers and Bones is a novel about the search for justice. Written by author James Hankins, the main character, Charlie Beckham, has risen to a high position as a federal prosecutor despite a very challenging childhood. Both of his parents died in a tragic car accident when Charlie was young. Jake, his older brother, took the responsibility of raising him and making sure that Charlie was well educated enough to enter law school and become a successful lawyer. Throughout his childhood and teenage years, Charlie comes to deeply respect what his brother has done for him. Jake becomes an investigative journalist, but he suddenly disappears one day without a trace. Thirteen years later, Charlie's life is changed completely when a homeless man on the street calls him Wiley, which was Jake's nickname for him. Unable to focus in court, Charlie spends every available moment of his time searching for the man, in hopes that it is his brother. The extreme circumstances in which Charlie finds himself do nothing to conceal his playful and lighthearted nature, despite the fact that the challenges he encounters grow increasingly threatening. What he discovers draws the attention of a powerful boss in the world of organized crime, with friends so high up in the government Charlie is left with nowhere to turn. With the help of the homeless man named Bonz, who once worked for the mafia, Charlie is forced to race across the city in search of a tape he believes to be responsible for his brother's disappearance. The one person who believes in his innocence is his fiance Jessica, who has been patient with Charlie's obsession over finding his long lost brother for a very long time now. Despite being completely unable to find the tape, Charlie is able to piece together the information on it from several unlucky encounters and prior knowledge he had about his brother's disappearance. When Jessica is taken prisoner by the mafia for leverage against Charlie, he is able to blackmail them without the actual tape long enough to buy him time to rescue the only woman in the world he loves. Brothers and Bones explores the fine line between revenge and justice in the midst of dire circumstances and unimaginable loss. It takes a careful look at those supposedly protecting society and explores their human natures in a unique way.

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