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published: 1st March 2007

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the broker

In his final hours in the Oval Office the outgoing President grants a full pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. It's a controversial move, but what no one else knows is that the presidential pardon comes as a result of enormous pressure from the CIA. They claim that Backman may have obtained secrets that would compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane; he is given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, once he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive there's no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is: who will kill him?
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Critic's Reviews

'A great story-teller'
 Daily Telegraph

'A nail-biting story'
 The Sun

'A killer combination of sheer story-telling nous and no-nonsense prose'
 Independent

'Another slick, fast-paced thriller'
 Good Books Guide

'A welcome return to what he does best'
 Observer

'Grisham hasn't lost his touch'
 Daily Mail

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3 Reviews
5
Michael Mead
To my mind probably the best John Grisham story. Joel Backman comes over as such strong character that he is so easy to visualize (and eventually admire!). Terrific escapism.
5
Anasua Ghosh
This one does not need review. The Broker speaks for itself.........
4
Sarah Moffatt
Excellent book with a ending that leaves you wondering