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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: 9780440296430
ISBN-10: 0440296439
Publication Date: 11/22/2005
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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very good exciting and suspenseful, detailed and a great read
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Well written and enjoyable read.
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It was merely ok. Not a thriller, but not too boring. The ending was a bit surprising and disappointing.
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Another great for Grisham! Kept me reading until finished!
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed The Broker on + 943 more book reviews
A different Grisham, no courtroom. Still quick paced, with surprises enough to keep you guessing and reading. Grisham knows his stuff.
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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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This is one of John Grisham's best stories, and true to the form of his early successes. If you enjoyed "The Pelican Brief," "The Firm," or "A Time to Kill," you will find this book hard to put down!
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Excellent read with some very clever twists.
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this is a really great read...enjoyed it alot
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Wonderful book. spell binding!! Cannot put it down
The President has pardon a notorious power broker from Washington. The intrigue heightens when the CIA gets involved because of secrets that the parole might have.

Edge of your seat - up all night reading, what happens next !!

John Grisham at his best....
cyndij avatar reviewed The Broker on + 1031 more book reviews
Up till now I have managed never to read anything by John Grisham. No particular reason, just none of book descriptions really appealed to me. But I found THE BROKER in my TBR pile the other day, someone must have given me a copy at one point, so I pulled it out. I won't go into the plot, which I found slow and riddled with holes. Biggest problem, I just didn't have the feeling that the author gave me any insight into the protagonist, what he was planning or what he wanted. He apparently has some sort of moral awakening that makes him a nice guy at the end, but it's hard to say why that happened. I won't be keeping this book.
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One of Grisham's best books in my opinion.
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Another Grisham page turner!
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as always another good reading
from john grisham
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This is one of Grisham's most recent books. A man is suddenly released from prison as part of a larger political scheme.

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