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John Grisham

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? From the Hardcover edition.

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? From the Hardcover edition.
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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 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? From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dennis Boutsikaris

Length:

5h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:54