Exile (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Richard North Patterson

St. Martin's Press, 9780312938543, 768pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007



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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Exile

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