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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 hey ...more
چاپ نخست, 400 pages
Published 2006 by اميد مهر (first published 2005)
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christopher mc cumskey Good question. In this modern world it would absolutely be as obsolete as my wife's first IPhone!
Deborah Obida He still do not trust the government, so he told them he was back and went back to Italy, probably to stay there till the whole thing blows over.
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Broker, John Grisham
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوم اکتبر سال 2006 میلادی
عنوان: سوداگر؛ جان گریشام؛ مترجم: قاسم کیانی مقدم؛ سبزوار، امید مهر، 1384؛ در 400 ص؛ شابک: 9648605386؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 21 م
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، داستان در موردِ «آرتور مورگان» رئیس جمهورِ آمریکاست که بعد از چهارسال ریاستِ جمهوری، به طرزِ مفتضحانه ای در رقابت و جمع آوری آرا از رقیبش «کریتز» که دوستِ و همکار صمیمیِ او بود، شکست خورد و تنها در ایالتِ «آلاسکا» رأی آورد
رئیس جمهور بعد از سالیان سال خدمت کردن به مردم در پست ها و مقام هایِ گوناگون، اکنون آهی در بساط نداشت... لذا به او پیشنهاد دادند در ازایِ دریافت رشوه حکم عفو و آزادی یک زندانی معروف به نامِ «جوئل بکمن» معروف به " سوداگر" را صادر کند... و از آنجایی که نزدیک به 1
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Natalie Vellacott
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I finally found a Grisham novel that I don't remember reading before!

The Broker, Joel Backman is in prison serving twenty years for a crime that he may or may not have committed. With fourteen still to go he is unexpectedly pardoned by the outgoing President and smuggled to a secret location in Europe. Then, the authorities of various countries sit back and monitor him as they wait to see who will get to him first.....

This was a great read and kept me hooked until the end. The danger the main c
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Jr Bacdayan
It's OK. Not that bad, not that good either. The plot was promising, but I got bored along the way. Because it's Grisham, the characters are always interesting and the writing is always great. But my problem here was the pace. There were a lot of instances where I thought Grisham was beating around the bush. He was rather fond of the Italian culture and took lengths to explain quite a few things and that would have been nice if this was a book about Italy. But, this is an espionage thriller of s ...more
Pascale
Aug 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In this hefty 422-page wanna-be spy-novel-travel guide, -421 pages too long-, Mr. Grisham confirms that he is fortunate, indeed, to make so much money with so little talent. This book is generously peppered with little gems, such as, ‘”I love Stuttgart,” Marco said, just to watch it unwrinkle.’ Or, “He met Joel at the powerful oak door and they shook hands properly, but not like old friends.” “In other days, he’d have followed Elke anywhere, but now it was only downstairs.” Mr. Grisham, who is n ...more
Judy
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My brother recommended this book. Since I want him to read Joel Salatin, in a tit-for-tat deal I agreed to read The Broker. The first 13 pages, the political pardon arrangement, were hilarious. I was hooked. But not for long. After the main character, Backman, was whisked away to Europe by the CIA, the spy-vs-spy vs innocent-in-a-strange-land story - or whatever this was supposed to be - went awry. At this point Grisham's editor - he does have one, I presume - should have sent back the manuscrip ...more
Eric Dunn
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is another novel in a long line of great books by John Grisham. You know it's going to be a fun book when the CIA is leaking someones whereabouts just to see who kills him. When I read the jacket of the book I was afraid that they may have given too much of the plot away. I was wrong. There was still plenty of suspense and drama to be had. This book had me guessing how it was going to end until it was over. I must admit that I didn't guess right at all.


The characters in this book are well
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Bodosika Bodosika
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: legal-thrillers
Am a fan of John Grisham and if am not mistaken I have read almost all his work starting from "A time to kill,The firm,The pelican brief,The runner way jury, The client and so on and so forth.
John Grisham don't disappoint.
Salymar
“The president had shifted to the 'we' mode now, something he invariably did when a potentially unpopular decision was at hand. For the easy ones, it was always 'I.' When he needed a crutch, and especially when he would need someone to blame, he opened up the decisionmaking process and included Critz.”

Every so often, we wonder how the decision making process goes inside the government, particularly in the seemingly superior branch of the government (go figure). The Broker gave us a little previ
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Dimitrios
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some time ago, i entered a multistore in my area. I was just browsing books, when this book caught my eye. I took it in my hands to take a look at it. When i saw writers name, a had a feeling that i know this name.

«John Grisham? John Grisham? I know him for sure…», i thought. It felt like, i’ve heard of him, before. Of course! It’s the write of «Pelican Brief», the book that, the 1993 homonymous film, was based on. As i start to read it, it felt like i was the main protagonist and i was commiser
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“The president had shifted to the 'we' mode now, something he invariably did when a potentially unpopular decision was at hand. For the easy ones, it was always 'I.' When he needed a crutch, and especially when he would need someone to blame, he opened up the decisionmaking process and included Critz.” 8 likes
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