Meet The James Brothers, rich and powerful Florida Crackers.
Identical siblings Jimmy James and James Jimmy James were born in 1951, referred to as the “Sops” (Sons of Preacher). They sprang up from the Central Florida farm town of Haines City to become major players in business and politics. Ex-WAC Mrs. Vivian James, disliked the motherly role and being a pastor’s wife. She spent her time at home in a music room smoking Pall Mall cigarettes, drinking Wild Turkey and playing Broadway show tunes on a Steinway grand piano. So, the good Dr. James turned his attention to the Cuban housekeeper Alberta Twombly who became the surrogate mother to the boys and the Doctors bedding partner. After Collage in Gainesville the twins opened a law firm and an advertising & media company in Orlando. The James Brothers Advertising Company grew into a media giant that controlled AM Radio Stations and Outdoor Ad Displays across Florida. Jimmy James, is infamous in legal circles for his court house high jinks and bribery of public officials. Here the “Waiver” becomes the most powerful word in the English language. As Jimmy explains, “The good thing about the court system is that the ball travels very slowly and for a gratuity, people forget their carrying a racket.” These identical scalawags reflect the two corner stones of Florida business and politics, bribery and corruption. When Jimmy is disbarred for un-Esquire like conduct, he tells friends, “I just didn’t know how much to tip them. That’s not a crime.”
This Commercial Fiction novel is inspired by real people.