The Broker

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September 2005



In his final hours in the Oval Office the outgoing President grants a full pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. It's a controversial move, but what no one else knows is that the presidential pardon ocomes as a result of enormous pressure from the CIA. They claim that Backman 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; he is given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, once 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's no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is: who will kill him?


John Grisham is the author of twenty-two novels, one work of non-fiction, a collection of short stories, and a novel for young readers. He is on the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project in New York and is the Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Innocence Project at the Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi. His website is www.johngrisham.co.uk.


"A nail-biting story" The Sun "A killer combination of sheer story-telling nous and no-nonsense prose" Independent "Grisham hasn't lost his touch" Daily Mail "A welcome return to what he does best " Observer "a great story-teller" Daily Telegraph
EAN: 9780099457169
ISBN: 0099457164
Untertitel: 'Arrow Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 467 Seiten
Format: kartoniert

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Tilman Schneider - 29.05.2010, 13:58
not the best, but great
Grisham nicht ganz in Toppform, aber immer noch viel besser als die Meisten. Der Präsident der USA soll einen Wirtschaftskriminellen begnadigen. Er macht dies als seine letzte Amtshandlung und das ganze wirft große Fragen auf. Warum hat er dem statt gegeben? Was sind die wahren Hintergründe? Was hat das FBI mit der ganzen Sache zu tun? Ein toller Thriller vor dem Hintergrund des Weißen Hauses und Grisham kennt sich einfach aus.