By John Grisham
In his ultimate hours within the Oval place of work, the outgoing President gives you a debatable last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a infamous Washington energy dealer who has spent the final six years hidden away in a federal legal. What not anyone understands is that the President concerns the pardon basically after receiving huge, immense strain from the CIA. it sort of feels Backman, in his energy dealer heyday, could have got secrets and techniques that compromise the world’s so much subtle satellite tv for pc surveillance system.
Backman is quietly smuggled abroad in an army shipment aircraft, given a brand new identify, a brand new identification, and a brand new domestic in Italy. ultimately, after he has settled into his new lifestyles, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the chinese language, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does top: relax and watch. The query isn't really no matter if Backman will survive—there is not any likelihood of that. The query the CIA wishes spoke back is, who will kill him?
From the Hardcover edition.