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The Broker

Posted on: March 2, 2011

Name : The Broker

Author: John Grisham

Genre : Suspense Thriller

Pages : 368

Language: English

Publication Year: January 11, 2005

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Rating: 3/5 —————————————————————————————————————————

The Broker is a suspense novel written by American author John Grisham published in the United States on January 11, 2005. This novel is not like other John Grishams novels, this novel is not a legal fiction this is suspense thriller. This novel revolves around Joel Backman, a newly pardoned prisoner, who once know as “the Broker”- a Washington power broker-lobbyist.

John Grisham is known for his legal fiction/thrillers, his books like ‘The Client’, ‘Time to kill’, ‘The Firm’ and many more are loved by millions of fans all over the world. As a John Grisham fan, I love his legal fiction but this book different this is not the usual John Grisham-ishy book. After reading few John Grisham’s book I noticed that he lets the reader down with a ‘well let’s finish it’ kind of ending.

This novel has pretty good pace, character development is also very good as usual but the ending of this novel is not good. And another problem of this book is Italian language, architecture, cuisine, fashion, coffee etc. He put too much Italien details in this novel, it felt some times like I am reading Italian travelogue and coffee diary and also there are many dangling plotlines in this book.

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?

I will recommend this book for only John Grisham’s fans.


14 Responses to "The Broker"

I enjoyed your many posts here and as I am a John Grisham fan too, I love this review. Thanks for sharing.
I am grateful for so many recommendation at the Indiblog.

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Glad you liked the reviews 🙂

read this sometime back. not as good as Runaway jury, or Street lawyer, but thrills were ok

yup, not good.. not a John Grisham kind of thriller.. but enjoyable..

will read ..thanks for the details:)

Glad You Liked the review 🙂

I loved reading this book and I am glad you wrote this review

I too enjoyed reading it.. but it has lose ending and many dangling plot-lines and as I said ‘too much’ Italian..except above cons the book is enjoyable..
Thanks for visiting and reading the the post 🙂

hey thanks for the vote at indiblogger… will hope to catch more of your reviews on movies too.. soon!

Hey, Thanks for visiting my blog.. read the other reviews and post and let me know your views on the posts 🙂

I haven’t read any of his book. Should read this one. Anyway, nice review. Thanks! 😀

Glad you liked the review.. 🙂
If you haven’t read any of his book.. then start with ‘The Client’ Or ‘The Firm’.

I absolutely fell in love with Grisham after reading ‘Time to Kill’! Great review, will surely read this now!

Glad you liked the review 🙂
Grisham is one of my fav author.. read most of his books.. currently reading ‘The Confession’ 🙂

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