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... show more
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?From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: September 26th 2006
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
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I have read a few of John Grisham’s book and while some are really gripping and intense some are just not. Unfortunately, “The Broker” belongs to the second category. Someone described this book as a travel guide for Italy with language lessons. I find this description very fitting. What is suppos...
it is more than a pleasure to go back, from time to time, to your absolute favorites. i have loved grisham for years, and he never ever dissapointed me. hard characters, perfect setting, detailed story and a killer punch line are just a few of the things that make grisham one of the best writers in ...
Gdyby nie obawa, że się spóźnię na busa, zarwałabym dla tej książki nockę. Grishamowi znudziła się sala sądowa i wyszedł się przewietrzyć (a nawet wyjechał, bo akcja dzieje się głównie we Włoszech), co najwyraźniej wyszło mu na dobre. „Wielki gracz” jest rewelacyjną powieścią sensacyjną. Autor wpraw...
"Wielki gracz" to historia Joela Backmana - niegdyś potężnego lobbysty w Waszyngtonie, właściciela wpływowej kancelarii prawniczej, który, skazany w głośnym procesie, odsiaduje wyrok dwudziestu lat więzienia za udział w podejrzanych międzynarodowych kontraktach, które osłabić miały pozycję Stanów Zj...
My only other Grisham was The Firm, so I don't much to compare to. This book was bland, boring and filled with repeated, ad nauseum, references to drinking coffee and talking in Italian. I'm never reading another John Grisham book. I'm 50/50, so I don't want to chance it getting worse...