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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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780440241584
ISBN-10: 0440241588
Publication Date: 12/1/2005
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 1005 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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zreader avatar reviewed The Broker on + 51 more book reviews
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
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: 6
One of his best since the firm! Highly reccomended. Great twists and turns
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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: 4
The main character engenders no sympathy at all. When he gets his just desserts, I could not care less. Not up to the standards of The Firm or The Client!
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Grisham with an espionage twist
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This book is about a person that has possession of information about the powerful and influential. The story will take you to Italy as the character deals with uncertainty, enemies, and the art of hiding and seeking (spying). Truly a wonderful novel to let your mind wander off.
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Very good book. One of his best.

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