John Grisham returns to his roots with this one. While it is not my favorite of his mysteries, I am thrilled to see that he back to what I consider to be his best genre. I have to apologize to those of you who loved his, what I call "touchy-feely" books, but the Painted House put me to sleep. OK - to The Broker. The book is an intriguing story about a Washington bigwig who was imprisioned for illegal activity. The main character, called in his new life Marco, expected to spend the better part of his life in prison but was unexpectedly released with really no idea why. He was sent to a beautiful part of the world and was immersed in the foreign language and way of life there. He was being taken care of, conrolled by and monitored thouroughly by the CIA At first Marco didn't realize all of this, but he eventually realized everything wasn't what they seemed. As time went by his suspiscions grew and he sought the assistance of his son, who had to move from D.C. due to the scandal of his father's downfall. His son obliged and did his best to help his father thwart the CIA's plan to eliminate him permanently. As Marco grew more and more suspiscious he began to make plans for an escape and disappearance. His Swiss bank account was difficult for him to access, but once he did, he was off and running. Marco took on the identity of a friend's dying husband, changed his look and used his pasport to escape. All in all I have to say the book was a good read, with a happy ending. But that is what we have come to expect from most of Grisham's books. I recommend this book to all Grisham fans and even to those who have never read him.