Summer poolside brain - don't want to think too much sometimes. You can count on John Grisham for solid writing, fast moving plot, and some surprise twists along the way. The Broker from 2005 was a bargain book find that's been hanging in my pile. It fulfilled all expectations.
Joel Backman gets a last minute pardon from an idiot president. However, the pardon was pushed by the CIA. Backman, bigtime broker, has secrets that compromise a satellite surveillance system. The CIA is counting on leaking info and seeing who gets to Backman first - Israelis, Russians, Chinese, or Saudis?
Settled in Italy with a new identity, Joel knows he's a target. Now, how's he going to survive? How's he going to be the broker he once was, thriving on power gyrations?
This was a fun read - page turning adventure. And you'll be hungry for Italian food by the end.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.