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Mary Kay

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  • The Broker

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

    Cory says: "Best Grisham to date!"
    "Great read, one of Grisham's best!"
    Overall

    I have read all of John Grisham's books and a only a few have been disappointing..well this is not one of them. The main character is extremely well written and one wonders if Grisham based it on someone he knew. The setting is Italy with all the color and flavor one can imagine.
    We follow the main character as he tries not only to outwit the CIA but also to stay alive when all parties concerned wish him dead. Like the character in "The Street Lawyer" this guy is out on a limb and everyone he meets has a saw in their hands!
    Very fast paced and entertaining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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