A spellbinding novel from the thinking man's thriller writer.
In a novel of international intrigue, an American lawyer, Damon Pierce, attempts to save Bobby Okari, the West African leader of a protest movement, from execution by the country's corrupt and autocratic leader. Pierce is in a race against time, and as the complex trial - involving terrorism and the geopolitics of oil, missing witnesses and evidence, and the whims of a lawless country - unfolds, bodies fall and fates dangle.
Complicating matters further is Okari's wife, Marissa Brand, with whom Pierce had a relationship years before that he's never quite forgotten; she, in fact, persuaded him to take the case in the first place, and it is who she plays a crucial role in the eventual outcome of this taut and atmospheric novel.
©2009 Richard North Patterson (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Born and named Che Linton Palk in Andover Hospital, Hampshire, one cold January morning 1976.
Just an absolutely great story, well read, brilliant in depth and scope, thriller writing as it is supposed to be.
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