Cover of: The broker | John Grisham

About the Book

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?

Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.6
Library of Congress
PS3557.R5355 B76 2005b

The Physical Object

Pagination
422 p. ;
Number of pages
422

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24202356M
Internet Archive
broker00gris
ISBN 10
0440241588
ISBN 13
9780440241584
LC Control Number
2004063530
OCLC/WorldCat
62321866
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