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Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson
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Following Once We Were Brothers, Ronald H. Balson returns with another riveting page-turner, SAVING SOPHIE A child kidnapping, terrorist activity, ransom, and an embezzlement.

Chicago PI Liam Taggart and his fiancée, lawyer, Catherine investigate an act of embezzlement, plus more. A Jewish accountant Jack Somers has been hiding in Hawaii after misdirecting $88 million—a business transaction, while trying to save his six-year-old daughter, Sophie. She has been kidnapped by his late wife’s Palestinian father—a suspected terrorist.

Jack is a partner with the prestigious Chicago law firm Jenkins & Fairchild, he marries, concert pianist Alina-- against the wishes of her father, Arif al-Zahani, a prominent Palestinian physician. After they marry and have a daughter, his wife suffers a sudden illness and dies.

The grandparents have not been active in Sophie’s life; however, after the death of their daughter, they fight for sole custody of her. They lose out; however, granted visitation rights. Then Sophie disappears.

Sommers, happens to be involved in a deal with one of his clients and diverts $88 million of funds while escaping under the radar to Hawaii. Now, he is on the run—from the feds, while in a race against time to rescue his daughter.

A man questions his faith, how God would take his wife, and destroy his family? What is His grand plan? His daughter has been stolen, and he has been reduced to a common thief. He has lost his self-respect and everything which is dear to his heart.

A complex story of a desperate father seeking to save his daughter. He will do anything to protect her. A compelling read; full of suspense, mystery, and intrigue. Legal fans will also enjoy - From Chicago, Hawaii, to the Middle East. A well-researched and fast-paced novel and a courageous little girl caught in the crossfire. Where love proves to be stronger than hate.

With the author's own background as an attorney with a Chicago firm, and trial practice taking him into courts across the US, and internationally---his expertise, legal insights, and passion are reflective throughout the pages of his two extraordinary books.

A special thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Love the Cover!


Coming Sept 6, 2016, Karolina's Twins (Liam and Catherine #3). On my List!
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Reading Progress

August 29, 2015 – Shelved
August 29, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
August 29, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015-new-releases
August 29, 2015 – Shelved as: netgalley-arc
August 31, 2015 – Started Reading
September 1, 2015 – Shelved as: adult-fiction
September 1, 2015 – Shelved as: books-read-in-2015
September 1, 2015 – Shelved as: suspense
September 1, 2015 – Finished Reading
September 12, 2015 – Shelved as: ronald-h-balsom

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