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By: John Grisham
ISBN: 0385340540
3.5 Stars
Rating(s): 6
Review(s): 4
Added by: 5
Category : Thriller
The bestselling author, John Grisham comes up with a spy thriller rather than a courtroom drama this time. He displays his uncanny mastery of the chase yet again in ‘The Broker’.
Joel Backman was an extremely powerful man. Being a lawyer making $10 million a year he could do anything he wanted in Washington until he acted as a broker to sell the access to the world’s most powerful satellite surveillance system to the highest bidder. The deal backfired and he got caught and was pleased to go to the prison as that was the safest place for him then. But his own government wants him dead so that he would not reveal the information to anyone. Thus being granted a last minute pardon by the President he becomes an open target for the incredibly dangerous parties: the Israelis, the Saudis, the Russians, and the Chinese.
The first half of the book is a cinematic tour of the Italian culture which Grisham seems to have fallen in love with, while the latter half is a fast-paced, thrilling cat and mouse chase pitting Backman against the numerous agencies that want him dead. The reader will surely feel a connection with the broker and will be cheering for his survival and freedom.
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