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The Broker

A Novel
Autor: John Grisham
Sprecher: Michael Beck
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 9 Min.
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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?

©2004 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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"The spy-versus-spy intrigue is well constructed and fast paced." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Grisham on holiday?

As usual with Grisham the pace of the story and the beginning are well done. But after a short while it turns into a "and then he walked, and then he drank coffee..." and "beautiful city", "old marble arches"... and thus is lacking the plot and suspense (or sometimes even the humor!) of typical Grisham novels.