Summer Reading Club Review: the broker

From adele gresser

Title: the broker

Author: john grisham

THE OUTGOING U.S. PRESIDENT GRANTS A VERY UNUSUAL LAST MINUTE PARDEN TO ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS POWER BROKERS FROM WASHINGTON D.C., JOEL BACKMAN. JOEL HA SPENT THE LAST SIX YEARS IN A FEDERAL PRISON AFTER HE WAS INDICTED FOR FRAUD. BEFORE HE WAS PUIT AWAY HE HAD ATGTEMPTED TO SELL TO THE HIGHEST FOREIGN COUNTRIES HEADS A DEVICE THAT WOULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE SATELLITE SCREENING PROCESS SO THAT ANY DANGEROUS GROUP COULD CONTROL ANY OTHER COUNTRY’S SURVEILANCE SATELITE. SOME OF THESE BAD DANGEROUS PLACES WERE RUSSIA, CHINA, THE SAUDIES AND THE ISRAELIS. THE HIGHEST BIDDER WEE THE CHINESE. BACKMAN AFTER HIS PARDON WAS SMUGGLED OUT OF THE U.S. AND BROUGHT TO BOLOGNIA WHERE HE WAS GIVEN A NEW IDENTITY. LUIGI, A WORKER FOR THE FBI OVERSAW HIS LIFE WITH HIS 24 HOUR MONITORING SYSTEM IN SNOTHER APT.LUIGI HIRED A TEACHER TO TEACH JOEL THE LANGUAGE, THE NATIVE DRESS AND MANNERISMS. JOEL HAD FREE TIME TO EXPLORE HIS NEW LAND. THE U.S. WAS JUST WAITING FOR WHICHEVER ASSASIN FROM WHICH COUNTRY WOULD ‘TAKE CARE’ OF JOEL FOR THEM.JOEL IMMERSESHIMSELF IN ITALIAN, THE COUNTRY AND ANYTHING ELSE HE NEEDS TO GET AWAY FROM AN KILLER. HIS SECOND TUTOR, AN ITALIAN LADER WHO NEEDED THE MONEY TO SUPPORTHER AGED AND CANCER RIDDLED HUSBAND. SHE LEARNS ‘MARCOS’ BACKGROUND AND OFFERS HER DYING HUSBAND’S PASSPORT. BACKMAN USES IT TO ESCAPE EUROPE AND RETURNS TO THE U.S. HE ARRANGES WITH THE HELP OF HIS SON TO GET THE PEOPLE THAT KNEW HIM BEFORETO SET UP MEETINGS WITH THE PROPER PEOPLE TO RELIEVE HIMSELF OF THE DEVISE ALLED THE JAM. INVOLVED, INTERESTING HAPPY ENDING.

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