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In his final hours in 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 that Backman, in his 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?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2005
January 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
10.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Pucebelle ,

The Broker

very good

PJT from Montreal ,

Well written !!

Although it is not the usual John Grisham type of stories with lawyers, I did find it entertaining enough to wanting to turn the next page in order to see what was happening !!!

However I found the last chapter as if the author had to finish everything right away and is not the usual ending of Grisham books !!

Entertaining but not at par with other of his novels !!

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