The Broker by John Grisham

The Broker by John Grisham is average (Or below) thriller novel. I don’t say its a below average because its not boring. Its more like an intelligent, fun ride which is good. This Legal Thriller has received 3 starts at Amazon but there are plenty who’d given 1-2 stars. but there are loads of positive reviews about the novel.

Before he was sent to federal prison for treason (among other things), Joel Backman was an extremely powerful man. Known as “the broker,” Backman was a high roller–a lawyer making $10 million a year who could “open any door in Washington.” That is, until he tried to broker a deal selling access to the world’s most powerful satellite surveillance system to the highest bidder. When caught, Backman accepted prison as the one option that would keep him safe and alive, since the interested parties (the Israelis, the Saudis, the Russians, and the Chinese) were all itching to get their hands on his secrets at any cost. Little does he know that his own government has designs on accessing that information–or at least letting it die with him. Now, six years after his incarceration, the director of the CIA convinces a lame duck president to pardon Backman, and the broker becomes a free man–and an open target.

Definitely The Broker isn’t John Grisham‘s best book but if you like legal thrillers then you might enjoy it. It was not boring but but nothing extraordinary.