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 law school—he begins a completely unexpected journey. The day after Hana's call, the Prime Minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber; soon, Hana herself is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder. Now David must make an agonizing decision: Will he, a Jew, represent Hana—who may well be guilty—or will he turn away a woman he can never forget? Ultimately David's guest 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 audiobook 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.
great book with an accurate history review class tucked-in. Fantastic narrator.
I found 'Exile' to be very long and boring. You might like it if you have a keen interest in Jewish-Pakistani relations and know the history behind the story. It was difficult to follow and the ending was unsatisfying. The author seems more interested in telling about the cultural differences rather than weaving a compelling mystery. I did not feel any emotion, other than indifference, for the characters and what happens to them. If you are wanting a suspenseful mystery, this is not it.
tightly crafted and well researched. emotionally charged topic that is artfully presented.as an avid reader of everything including cereal boxes and as a former high school english teacher, this is a must read that takes you on an openmouthed trip and leaves you begging for more...or at least a sequel. loved it!!