David Wolfe is an ambitious former homicide prosecutor who is planning to run for Congress. A political dinner for the Israeli Prime Minister is hosted by his current girlfriend, Carole Shorr, a liberal supporter of both the Palestinian and Israeli causes. But when David receives a call from Hana Ashawi, a Palestinian woman who was David's classmate at Harvard Law School, he is rattled. Hana was more than a peer - she was his lover. Suddenly, David finds himself thrown into a situation with enormous global and political implications as well as emotional ones. A new pact between rival factions is planned, and David and Carole decide to watch the historic moment when the parties will all meet. It turns out to be an occasion of desperate, tragic and far reaching consequences...
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"Torn from the headlines...Exile delivers."
--The New York Times Book Review
David Wolfe is a successful American lawyer being primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif--the Palestinian woman with whom he had a secret affair in law school--he begins a completely unexpected journey.
The next day, the prime minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber while visiting San Francisco. Soon, Hana is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder. Now David faces an agonizing choice: Will he, a Jew, represent her?
"Astonishing, hugely entertaining."--Bill Clinton
The most challenging case of David's career requires that he delve deep into the lives of Hana and her militant Palestinian husband, all the way back to Israel and the West Bank. There he uncovers the couple's dangerous connections...culminating in an explosive trial where the stakes are Hana's life--and the future of two peoples.
Richard North Patterson is a former US trial lawyer and the international bestselling author of several novels including DEGREE OF GUILT, BALANCE OF POWER and CONVICTION. He is a full-time writer, and lives in San Francisco and Martha's Vineyard with his wife and their children.
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Description du livre Macmillan. Paperback. État : Brand New. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire __144726424X