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The Broker
The Broker
Author: John Grisham
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 Back...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385510455
ISBN-10: 0385510454
Publication Date: 1/11/2005
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 543 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I really enjoyed this. I had grown tired of the Grisham formula for awhile- and this book is enough of a departure that I did find it entertaining
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Helpful Score: 6
I think this is one of Grisham's best. Not a "lawyer" book. Reads really fast.
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Helpful Score: 6
One of his best since the firm! Highly reccomended. Great twists and turns
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Helpful Score: 6
Certainly not as good as some of Grisham's earlier works, but not the worst either. Like most Grisham novels, best suited for a long trip. The plot stalls quite a bit in the middle (you get about as frustrated as the main character does with the frequent language tutoring scenes), but does pick up at the end. Good premise, mixed execution.
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Helpful Score: 4
One of Grisham's best works. A story of a man on top, a man broken and removed from his ivory tower. A story of a man deciding to fight back, using his skills at what he does best, to vanquish his opponents and once again prove to himself and the world, he is the master "broker" of deals.
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very good exciting and suspenseful, detailed and a great read
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Well written and enjoyable read.
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It was merely ok. Not a thriller, but not too boring. The ending was a bit surprising and disappointing.

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