OVERRIDE

Exile

Richard North Patterson; Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Macmillan Audio

  • Buy it now
From one of America’s most compelling novelists comes the mesmerizing story of a lawyer who must defend the woman he loves against a charge of conspiring to assassinate the prime minister of Israel
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 completely unexpected journey. The next day, the prime minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber while visiting San Francisco; soon, Hana herself is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder. Now David faces an agonizing choice: Will he, a Jew, represent Hana—who may well be guilty—or will he turn away the one woman he can never forget? The most challenging case of David’s career requires that he delve deep into the lives of Hana Arif and her militant Palestinian husband, both of whom have always lived in exile. Ultimately, David’s quest takes him to Israel and the West Bank, where, in a series of harrowing encounters, he learns that appearances are not at all what they seem. Culminating in a tense and startling trial with international ramifications, Exile is that rare novel that both entertains and enlightens. At once an intricate tale of betrayal and deception, a moving love story, and a fascinating journey into the lethal politics of the Middle East, this is Richard North Patterson at his most brilliant and engrossing.

BOOK EXCERPTS

BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for Exile

Praise for Protect and Defend:
"Brilliant…Patterson has caught lightning in a bottle…Put this one at the top of your hot list."--Stephen King
  
Praise for Balance of Power:
"[A] spellbinding novel…Patterson's extensive research, plot skills, and ability to create engaging, authentic dialogue set his writing apart…believable and eloquent."--Associated Press
 
Praise for Dark Lady:
"[A] complex tale of personal, political, and criminal betrayals…Dark Lady
not only keeps you in suspense; it gives you plenty of social and moral
questions to ponder."--The Wall Street Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Richard North Patterson; Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

  • Richard North Patterson is the author of thirteen previous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson served as the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups dealing with gun violence, political reform, and women’s rights. He lives in San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard. Dennis Boutsikaris, winner of AudioFile magazine’s 2008 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, has recorded more than 80 audiobooks for publishers in the United States and Great Britain.  His critically-acclaimed work has garnered four Golden Earphone awards from AudioFile magazine and four Audies from the Audio Publishers of America. His performances include reading novels by Richard North Patterson, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and Joseph Finder.   Dennis has appeared in numerous Broadway, television, and film roles. He played Mozart on Broadway in Amadeus, and has appeared on television shows including Shameless, The Good Wife, House M.D., Grey’s Anatomy, ER and Law & Order.  He has won two Obie Awards—one for Outstanding Performance in Nest of the Wood Grouse and one for Outstanding Performance in Sight Unseen. His films include W., The Education of Charlie Banks, *batteries not included, Dream Team, Boys on the Side, and Crocodile Dundee 2.
  • Richard North Patterson Peter Simon
    Richard North Patterson
  • Dennis Boutsikaris
BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

Exile

Richard North Patterson; Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

BACK

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Macmillan Audio

BACK