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Publisher Description

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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
2006
September 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Donnie55r ,

The Broker

With throw of a dart John Grisham chooses a great place for this character to start his adventures of freedom. The more I read about this guy, the more I come to like him. This is by far one of Grisham's better works.
The more I read about Italy, the more I wanted to understand the language and sample the cuisine.

jacardozo76 ,

Boring...

I'm a Grisham big fan but this novel has a good theme developed with a boring story. Still, most of Grishams book are awesome, I won't stop reading his books. Just a bad day at the office w/this book.

Old aggie70 ,

The broker

Incomplete. Looks like Grisham's purpose was to enjoy Italy and write off the expense. The ending suggests he just got bored.

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