The Broker

The Broker

Book - 2005
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The CIA tries to set up a former Washington power broker to be assassinated by a foreign spy because they want his knowledge of a sophisticated satellite surveillance system to be eliminated. However, they underestimate him.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, 2005
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780385510455
0385510454
Branch Call Number: FIC Grish 3558
Characteristics: 357 p

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linto94
Oct 27, 2017

Found it terrible. Could not hold my interest.

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JLHCKY
Aug 20, 2017

Another gripper from Grisham. High powered lobbyist Joel Backman is serving a 20 year sentence for numerous offences, the most important of which is shopping secrets which could jeopardize the security of the United States. A terrible President in his last days in the White House unexpectedly pardons him. The question is why. The CIA proceeds to hide him in Italy to see which foreign government wants to limit their losses and kill him. Will it be China? The Russians? Others? A great adventure. Even if you don't like the book, you will improve your Italian!

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Jogr77
Jul 27, 2017

Enjoyed this fast moving story. Would like to see a sequel to find out where the main character ended up.

I found this book slow moving and had trouble finishing it. It reads more like a travel book on Italy and Bologna. The ending was rather weak too.

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rahmmie
Nov 21, 2015

Not one of his best. A bit slow at times but still entertaining and an enjoyable read

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KatiesDad
May 30, 2015

The download version is incomplete, it ends before the final chapter.

Ham625 Jan 21, 2015

A real page turner with good characters and a continuing suspenseful plot. Excellent , as usual.

I was enjoying every aspect of this book, but did it end in chapter 9? I can't find anything that tells me how many chapters are in this book.

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rebeccajmoran
Aug 26, 2014

I love a good John Grisham book as much as anyone, but half of this book is about a guy learning Italian, and the other half isn't much better.

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tavkaa
Jan 30, 2014

Loved It!

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