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The Broker: A Novel e-book

Author:

John Grisham

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

Subcategory:

Thrillers & Suspense

ePub size:

1369 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Doubleday (January 11, 2005)

Pages:

368

ISBN:

0385510454

The Broker: A Novel e-book

by John Grisham


Author : John Grisham. Genres : Thriller, Mystery. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

Author : John Grisham. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis.

The Broker is a suspense novel written by American author John Grisham and published in the United States on January 11, 2005. The novel follows the story of Joel Backman, a newly pardoned prisoner who had tried to broker a deal to sell the world's most powerful satellite surveillance system to the highest bidder However, Backman's life falls apart when a deal collapses involving a hacked sp. .

Fast paced, beyond the usual Grisham attorney/client norm, the storyline keeps the reader involved with interesting characters throughout.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Fast paced, beyond the usual Grisham attorney/client norm, the storyline keeps the reader involved with interesting characters throughout. If you've enjoyed Grisham novels in the past, you'll definitely find "The Broker" an excellent read. 6 people found this helpful.

The Broker marries the best of John Grisham's many talents-his ability to immerse himself in the . The first half of the book focuses on Backman's transformation from infamous power broker to helpless victim in his own game.

The Broker marries the best of John Grisham's many talents-his ability to immerse himself in the culture of small town life (in this case, Bologna, Italy), and his uncanny mastery of the chase. Upon his release from prison, Backman is taken into "protective custody" and whisked off to Italy where he is assigned a new identity, and a tutor to help him blend in.

The Broker, John Grisham The Broker is a suspense novel written by American author John Grisham and .

The Broker, John Grisham The Broker is a suspense novel written by American author John Grisham and published in the United States on January 11, 2005. The novel follows the story of Joel Backman, a newly pardoned prisoner who had tried to broker a deal to sell the world's most powerful satellite surveillance system to the highest bidder. Joel Backman is "the Broker," a Washington power broker-lobbyist, considered by some to be one of the most powerful men in Washington

It was Grisham's ninth novel. The Broker is a suspense novel written by American author John Grisham and published in the United States on January 11, 2005.

It was Grisham's ninth novel more. The novel follows the story of Joel Backman, a newly pardoned.

I finally found a Grisham novel that I don't remember reading before! The Broker, Joel Backman is in prison serving .

I finally found a Grisham novel that I don't remember reading before! The Broker, Joel Backman is in prison serving twenty years for a crime that he may or may not have committed. Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker) and all. of them have become international bestsellers.

Join the John Grisham Mailing List. In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison

Join the John Grisham Mailing List. In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

The Broker is easily John Grisham's most memorable novel since The Runaway Jury - a time period . The Broker is a novel that keeps the reader interested from beginning to end. I really do not recall any section where the story began to slow down.

The Broker is easily John Grisham's most memorable novel since The Runaway Jury - a time period which covers the last 10 years. The plot is very straight forward. An outgoing President makes an "eleventh hour" pardon to a man serving a long prison sentence - a fifty year-old, former power broker from Washington, . named Joel Backman, the character at the center of this novel.

John Grisham - The Broker Series -. (Thriller, Mystery ) In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a.What a campaign! Critz was tempted to write a book. Someone needed to record the disaster. Their partnership of almost forty years was ending. (Thriller, Mystery ) In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Wash.

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after 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 is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?
Silly Dog
While John Grisham's latest book The Broker was not one of his best books it was still an ok read. It still has the wit that we are used to seeing in his books and I definitely got quite a few chuckles out of it. However the characters in the book do not have the depth that we are used to seeing in his characters.

Most of the book takes place in Italy where former lawyer Joel Backman is in hiding. At one time he was a very powerful man in Washington DC. His life changed when three students discovered the most powerful satellite surveillance system in the world (quite by accident), got greedy and tried to sell to the highest bidder - using Joel Backman as their broker. When the story breaks and he is caught those involved start turning up dead. Backman decides that the best way to save his life is to accept the plea agreement and hide out in prison.

Six years later he is unexpectedly pardoned by a lame duck president on his way out of office, no explanation is given. He is whisked off to Italy, given a new identity and taught a new language. What Joel doesn't know is that his own country is setting him up to be murdered. They are just going to sit back and see who does it, hoping that this will tell them who invented the satellite system.

The book takes a slow turn at this point. We join Backman on a tour from Italian town to Italian town complete with lessons in language and the history of the town. There is also a little romance involved though it is very discreet and not the main focus of the book. As usual Grisham is very convincible and knowledgeable sounding on his subject matter. He makes a very plausible case for the conspiracy theorist who thinks that the government is out to get us all.

By the end of the book the leisurely tours of Italy are over and we are back to the cat and mouse chase that Grisham is famous for. But by this time it is too late to really redeem the book. You spend a lot of the book wondering when the plot is actually going to thicken, sadly it never does.

While it wasn't a "couldn't put it down" book it was one that I would have probably still have purchased - even knowing what I know.
MegaStar
After spending 6 years of a 20 year federal prison sentence, Joel Backman, a former major player in DC's political circles is granted a sudden, dramatic pardon. He is then quickly and secretly flown to Italy where he is transformed by CIA handlers. Why the sudden pardon, why the handlers, why Italy and why all this intrigue? All this comes to light in this unique, John Grisham page turning thriller. Fast paced, beyond the usual Grisham attorney/client norm, the storyline keeps the reader involved with interesting characters throughout. If you've enjoyed Grisham novels in the past, you'll definitely find "The Broker" an excellent read.
Iriar
This story is unique; you end up liking the lead character who is the broker. That isn't the case in the beginning but his character is fully developed and he evolves as a person because of his situation (on the run), realizing several people want to kill him. It gives you an insight to how the CIA and respective organizations like them in other countries operate. It feels very real and you get a travelogue view of Bologna, Italy. It's not about the law or the courtroom but is a story about politics, influence, lobbyists and Washington.
Uafrmaine
As a longtime Grisham fan, I do not know how I missed reading this earlier; but, I totally enjoyed this book. The plot was absolutely believable meaning that it was timely for the lives we are living now. The workings of our government espionage agencies are always a wonder to me and this novel gave me another view of their work as it unfolds. The idea of a presidential pardon for a prisoner who has settled into his sentence for the long run was the first contemporary idea; but, the way he was smuggled out of the prison and set up with another identity along with new residences, name, experience, and the life was beyond puzzling. The complexity of the undertaking was amazing. Grisham develops his characters to the point that the reader feels that this could be a neighbor is demonstrated again. The human side of the characters demonstrated in their choices of food and drink as well as clothing is most interesting. The fact that our government would undertake such an exhausting endeavor with the intention of having another government take over just blew me away. I came to hate the director of the agency and his having to be bundled in blankets, drinking tea all of the time! He knew his business alright. But, he was not a favorite of mine. The ending was one I would never have predicted as the plot wore on, but it was most satisfying. Once again, Grisham comes through with a unique story and an issue that deserves our attention.
Gerceytone
If you are a reader of Grisham novels, you know what I mean by this header. He has a style of writing that brings you back time after time to his books. I had missed this title (2005) when it was first published because of a topsy-turvy year in my life. Found the plot just as relevant in 2017. Politics, international spying, CIA, FBI, cyber and digital age events. Fast moving plot that kept you hanging on till the end.
Iesha
Kept my interest all the way through. Enjoyed the setting in an ancient Italian city. The presidential pardon added interest: did the lead character bribe his way out of the penitentiary; was he set up to be assassinated by one of the foreign powers that he had offended in his financial schemes? The protagonist's struggle to learn Italian will resonate with any reader who has tried to master a second language. The Italian language is but one element of establishing an entirely new identity for the lead character. Not merely name change or wardrobe adjustment. Interesting story and a "free trip" to Italy.
Abywis
It’s been awhile since I read one of his books, but I remembered them as all being good. This one is a travel guide to parts of Italy with a backstory that is incomplete, hard to follow, never had any steam to run out of. The ending sounds like whomever wrote the book just got tired of it and just wrapped it up with a period.

Worst book I’ve read all the way through in a long time.

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