Synopses & Reviews
David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married and has been 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 passionate affair in law school--he begins a completely unexpected journey. The day after Hana's call, the Prime Minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber; soon, Hana herself is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder. Now David must make an agonizing decision: Will he, a Jew, represent Hana--who may well be guilty--or will he turn away a woman he can never forget?
Ultimately David's guest 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 audiobook 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.
Praise for Protect and Defend
"Brilliant...Patterson has caught lightning in a bottle...Put this one at the top of your hot list."--Stephen King
Praise for Balance of Power:
"[A] spellbinding novel...Patterson's extensive research, plot skills, and ability to create engaging, authentic dialogue set his writing apart...believable and eloquent."--Associated Press
Praise for Dark Lady:
"[A] complex tale of personal, political, and criminal betrayals...Dark Lady
not only keeps you in suspense; it gives you plenty of social and moral
questions to ponder."--The Wall Street Journal
A successful attorney about to be married and preparing for a run for Congress, David Wolfe's life is thrown into turmoil when he is reunited with Hana Arif, a Palestinian woman with whom he had a secret love affair in law school, a reunion marked by the assassination of the Israeli prime minister and by his efforts to defend Hana when she is accused of being the mastermind behind the crime. Simultaneous.
The mesmerizing story of a trial lawyer who must defend the woman he loves against a charge of conspiring to assassinate the prime minister of Israel
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. Abridged. 6 CDs.
About the Author
Richard North Patterson is the author of thirteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson served as the SEC's liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups dealing with gun violence, political reform, and women's rights. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha's Vineyard.