Exile by Richard North Patterson (2007, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisFrom a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes the mesmerizing story of a lawyer who must defend the woman he loves against a charge of conspiring to assassinate the prime minister of Israel. Available in a tall Premium Edition.,From one of America's most compelling novelists comes the mesmerizing story of a lawyer who must defend the woman he loves against a charge of conspiring to assassinate the prime minister of Israel David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: he's a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married, and he's 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 herself is accused of being themastermind behind the murder. Now David faces an agonizing choice: Will he, a Jew, represent Hana - who may well be guilty - or will he turn away the one woman he can never forget? The most challenging case of David's career requires that he delve deep into the lives of Hana Arif and her militant Palestinian husband, both of whom have always lived in exile. Ultimately, David's quest takes him to Israel and the West Bank, where, in a series of harrowing encounters, he learns that appearances are not at all what they seem. Culminating in a tense and startling trial with international ramifications, Exile is that rare novel that both entertains and enlightens. At once an intricate tale of betrayal and deception, a moving love story, and a fascinating journey into the lethal politics of the Middle East, this is Richard North Patterson at his most brilliant and engrossing.
- AuthorRichard North Patterson
- Number Of Pages576 pages
- Publication Date2007-01-09
- PublisherHolt & Company, Henry
- Copyright Date2007
- Weight32.9 Oz
- Height1.8 In.
- Width6.3 In.
- Length9.5 In.
- LC Classification NumberPS3566.A8242E95 2007
- Dewey Decimal813.6
- Dewey Edition23
- Reviews" Exile is an astonishing book, a hugely entertaining human drama that also offers remarkable insight into the lethal conflict betweenIsraelis andPalestinians. Richard North Patterson has outdone himself Exile is his best novel yet."Bill Clinton "Through his artful writing, Patterson presents compelling arguments for both sides while avoiding a preachy tone a pitfall a lesser writer easily could succumb to. Weaving a powerful love story into this vast portrait of political divisiveness is no small feat, but Patterson does it gracefully... In Exile , Patterson has redefined himself as a writer willing to take risks while seeking to understand one of the world's seemingly unsolvable problems." USA Today "Torn from the headlines... EXILE delivers." The New York Times Book Review
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- joanmgrimmMay 07, 2010by
Facts done Right
Although this is a fictional love story Patterson gets it exactly right when going into detail on the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. This is something every American should read to get the facts straight. Several months ago I listened to the unabridged audio book and enjoyed it very much. At the end Mr. Patterson was interviewed on CNN which I thought unusual but it was actually due to the fact that he visited the areas described in the book so that he could get a better feel for what these people live through on a day-to-day basis.
Read it or listen to it and you will not be disappointed.
- 14968357@delete...Apr 12, 2008by
An exciting experience
This is one of the most interesting books that I've read in a long time. I learned things I never knew while enjoying a good storyline. I have recommended
it to a number of people and loaned my copy to a friend.
Upon reading the first few chapters I was prepared to discard the book as a biased treatise, but as I continued to read I recognized that actually the author gave a complete description of both sides of the Palestine/Israel conflict. At the same time it was a good mystery read.
I bought the book only because Patterson wrote it-not knowing what it was about. I have always enjoyed his books. My only criticism of it was that it was slightly too long and repetitive. (I certainly got a lot for my money-pound wise!) After reading this book I, unfortunately, have come to recognize that this conflict will never be resolved.Read full review
- daffinsSep 03, 2010by
An excellent book. The publication date indicates it was written several years ago but everything in the Israel/Palestine situation remains the same. Very few books fall into the "can't put it down" category but this one does.
- irwinross2Jul 03, 2007by
I bought this book for a Book Club. It was a page turner & very timely. I learned about the Palestinean & Israli situation in depth.It was well written & showed both sides of the endless need for peace in the middle east.
- 6739633@deletedJun 04, 2007by
Outstanding fictional accounting wrapped around the Middle East as it exists today. Would really be interesting to see how the U.S. would react were something like this to really occur. I have already passed the book on to family in less than two weeks. I couldn't put it down.