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 Arifthe Palestinian woman with whom he had a secret affair in law schoolhe 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...more
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...more
David Wolfe seems to have everything. A good job as a lawyer in San Francisco, engaged to a wonderful woman, he also is being slat...more
It turned out to be a compelling story of a Jewish lawyer defending his past love, a Palestine woman, for the murder of the Israeli Prime Minister in Americ...more
I'll admit that there were a few points that I found mildly irritati...more
[close:] 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...more
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This book will make my top ten this year. David Wolfe is a lawyer whose career seems assured. He has private wealth from his parents, he has a law degree from Harvard, a very successful law practice in San Francisco, growing visibility in San Francisco’s Jewish community, and is being groomed to run for Congress. He has a fiancé, who supports his goals and helps him already by hosting parties for him. Carol hosted a private pa...more
Patterson serves up tension...more
Just when I thought I knew who the bad guy was author Patterson threw something into the mix and he kept it coming! All the main characters were antagonists!
David Wolfe, a Jew, meets Hana Arif, a Palestinian, in college. They fall in love and have a secret affair but can’t marry because Hana’s family has set her up in an arranged marriage. Hana returns to her country and marries. When Hana and her husband, who also attended law school with David and Hana, and daughter...more
The novel is well layered with different perspectives on various issues, but the most interesting part of this is its discussion into where these perspectives come from. He goes back through history, personal and cultural, to show w...more
So much conflict, so many painful memories, children brought up steeped in the culture of revenge. A Palestinian woman caught in the middle is arrested in the US for terrorism crime that she was not a part of. She turns to the only person she knows, a Jewish lawyer she knew in law school. His efforts to support her case endanger his career, is planned marriage, his religious views. But she is innocent,...more