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Exile

Richard North Patterson

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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 Arif--the Palestinian woman with whom he had a secret affair in law school--he 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 accused of being the mastermind behind the murder. Now David faces an agonizing choice: Will he, a Jew, represent her?

The most challenging case of David's career requires that he delve deep into the lives of Hana and her militant Palestinian husband, all the way back to Israel and the West Bank. There he uncovers the couple's dangerous connections…culminating in an explosive trial where the stakes are Hana's life--and the future of two peoples.

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Chapter One

 

Until Hana Arif called him after thirteen years of silence, and he knew whose voice it was so quickly that he felt time stop, David Wolfe’s life was proceeding as he had long intended.

 

Except for the spring of Hana, as he still thought of it, David had always had a plan. He had planned to excel in prep school as a student

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"Torn from the headlines…EXILE delivers." --The New York Times Book Review 
"Artful…compelling."--USA Today 
"Astonishing, hugely entertaining."--Bill Clinton
"Torn from the headlines…EXILE delivers." --The New York Times Book Review 
"Artful…compelling."--USA Today 
"Astonishing, hugely entertaining."--Bill Clinton

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  • Richard North Patterson

  • Richard North Patterson is the author of thirteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson was the SEC's liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor, has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups, and is currently the chairman of Common Cause, the grassroots citizens lobby. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha's Vineyard with his partner, Dr. Nancy Clair.
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