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I really liked this one, lots of insight into American political manipulation on the international scene and a ‘bad’ guy who you actually feel sorry for. It’s compulsive, intelligent and very good.

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Synopsis

The Broker by John Grisham

With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington powerbroker Joel Blackman receives a surprise pardon from a lame duck President. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Backman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first.


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Reviews

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 *


About the Author

John Grisham

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Publication date

26th May 2011

Author

John Grisham

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd

Format

Paperback (a Format)
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780099537069

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