Exile

Richard North Patterson, Author . Holt $26 (576p) ISBN 978-0-8050-7947-0

Bestseller Patterson's new thriller with its focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been overtaken by events (there's no mention of Israel's unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005 or the recent fighting across the Lebanese border), but the underlying political issues may be enough for most readers to put the real world aside and suspend disbelief. Harvard-trained attorney David Wolfe, a San Franciscan on the verge of a congressional campaign, has his plans derailed when his law school classmate (and one-time lover), Palestinian Hana Arif, asks him to defend her from charges that she led a conspiracy that assassinated dovish Israeli leader Amos Ben-Aron. Inspired by idealism and lingering passion, Wolfe jeopardizes his political future by taking the case. His suspicion that the suicide bombers who attacked Ben-Aron were aided by a security breach leads him to Israel and Lebanon. While Patterson (Conviction ) attempts to portray the issues fairly, the introduction of a soap-operaish subplot undercuts his intended high purpose, and the resolution of the mystery is too predictable to surprise. 10-city author tour. (Jan.)

Reviewed on: 10/02/2006
Release date: 01/01/2007
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 672 pages - 978-84-96940-57-4
Compact Disc - 978-1-4272-1191-0
Hardcover - 671 pages - 978-84-96791-53-4
Open Ebook - 576 pages - 978-1-4299-0447-6
Book - 978-1-4272-2824-6
Book - 17 pages - 978-1-4272-0061-7
Compact Disc - 978-1-4272-0059-4
Hardcover - 823 pages - 978-1-59722-417-8
Paperback - 823 pages - 978-1-59413-222-3
Ebook - 978-0-330-51584-9
Hardcover - 562 pages - 978-1-4050-5373-0
Paperback - 708 pages - 978-0-330-44013-4
Hardcover - 18 pages - 978-0-7531-2764-3
Hardcover - 16 pages - 978-0-7531-3701-7
Hardcover - 720 pages - 978-1-4472-6424-8
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.