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Extraordinary Rendition

A Novel

Paul Batista


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USA Today Best-Selling Author

Terrorism, Corruption, Torture, and That’s Just for Starters . . .

When Ali Hussein, suspected terrorist and alleged banker for Al Qaeda, is finally transported from Guantanamo Bay to the US mainland to stand trial, many are stunned when Byron Carlos Johnson, a pre-eminent lawyer and son of a high-profile diplomat, volunteers to represent him. On principle, Johnson thought he was merely defending a man unjustly captured through rendition and water-boarded illegally. But Johnson soon learns that there is much more at stake than one man's civil rights.

Hussein's intimate knowledge of key financial transactions could lead to the capture of or the unabated funding of the world's most dangerous terror cells.

This makes Hussein the target of corrupt US intelligence forces on one side, and ruthless international terrorists on the other—and puts Byron Carlos Johnson squarely in the crosshairs of both.

Perfect for fans of Nelson de Mille

While Extraordinary Rendition is a standalone novel, here is the publication order of Paul Batista’s legal thrillers:

Death’s Witness
Extraordinary Rendition
The Borzoi Killings
(Raquel Rematti Legal Thriller Series #1)
Manhattan Lockdown
The Warriors
(Raquel Rematti Legal Thriller Series #2)
Accusation (Raquel Rematti Legal Thriller Series #3) —coming in March 2022

Praise For Extraordinary Rendition: A Novel

“Batista does it again when international intrigue collides with murder in Extraordinary Rendition. A high-priced Wall Street lawyer gets the shock of a lifetime . . . law school never prepared him for this!” —Nancy Grace, anchor on CNN and Court TV and New York Times best-selling author

“—the legal jousting between Mr. Johnson, for the defendant, and the public prosecutor Mr. Rana. One may be immediately reminded of TV dramas such as Boston Legal, The Practice, Suits, The Good Wife.” —Seattle Post Intelligencer

Extraordinary Rendition takes a reader through a bewildering world of a defendant with no rights, a system of secret hearings and a federal prosecution infected with spies. That’s because Ali Hussein is facing a death penalty trial for being the accountant for Al Qaeda.” —

Praise for Paul Batista

“Batista knows his way around Manhattan and it shows in this battle of wills, where the tension and turmoil add up to high-stakes suspense, the pages hot enough to singe your fingers.” —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author

“From its literally explosive first pages through its literally explosive last pages, Manhattan Lockdown brings us into a battle for the streets of Manhattan as the city’s most treasured icons are blown apart by terrorists.” —Lis Wiehl, New York Times best-selling author

“Paul Batista's provocative tale of a game-changing terrorist attack in New York City is both a superb procedural thriller and stark morality tale that asks how far are we willing to go to stay safe.” —Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author

“Police Commissioner Carbone bursts onto the scene as the most frightening and unforgettable character in modern suspense/thrillers.” —Suspense Magazine

Manhattan Lockdown may well be this summer’s thriller. Its fast-moving plot not only provides entertainment, but will make you think, ‘Could this really happen?’” —San Francisco Book Review

“Slide over John Grisham and Scott Turow and make room on your narrow bench for Paul Batista to join you as a fellow top legal thriller author.” —Killer Nashville

Oceanview Publishing, 9781608092109, 322pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2016

About the Author

USA Today best-selling author Paul Batista is also a criminal defense lawyer, a TV personality, and the author of Civil RICO Practice Manual, the leading book on the federal racketeering statute. Extraordinary Rendition is his second thriller novel following Death’s Witness and preceding The Borzoi Killings, Manhattan Lockdown, The Warriors, and Accusation. Batista is a veteran of the United States Army and lives in Sag Harbor and New York City, NY.