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    DescriptionIn 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. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after 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 is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him? "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    The Broker
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Grisham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 422
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440241584
    ISBN 10: 0440241588
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FHD
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    Libri: ENGM1020, AMER3710
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC034000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 31
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    B&T Approval Code: P26103338
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS3557.R5355 B76 2005G
    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000, FIC006000, FIC031030
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker) and all of them have become international bestsellers. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marks his first foray into non-fiction. Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.
    Review quote
    "Most and best of all, it's Grisham living up to his reputation as a great storyteller."--"Entertainment Weekly" "A fast-paced, fun read with echoes of something deeper. The author's command of pop fiction delivers crisp, sharp prose."--"The""Boston Globe" "[Grisham] is exceptionally good at what he does. . . . Indeed, right now in this country, nobody does it better."--"The Washington Post" " " "Where Grisham leads, millions of readers follow."--New York" Daily News"
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    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. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after 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 is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him? "From the Hardcover edition.