The Tears of Dark Water

The Tears of Dark Water

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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A powerhouse new novel of tragedy, vengeance and redemption from the internationally bestselling author of A Walk Across the Sun and The Garden of Burning Sand—electrifying and moving, The Tears of Dark Water is a tour de force and Corban Addison's most powerful novel yetNovember, 2011: Somali pirates hijack a sailboat in the Indian Ocean and take Americans Daniel Parker and his teenaged son, Quentin, as hostages. A tense standoff orchestrated by top US negotiator Paul Derrick ends in tragedy. The pirates are captured and extradited to stand trial in the United States, and a young man named Ismail is identified by his cohorts as the leader. Paul begins to suspect there is more to his story than zealotry and greed, but Ismail says little, fearing the truth will endanger the only person he has left in the world: his sister, YasminutesDerrick's twin sister Megan, a criminal defense lawyer, takes Ismail's case. Sharing her brother's sense that there is a mystery to unravel, she begins an investigation that traces Ismail's journey from Mogadishu to a Kenyan refugee camp to the large Somali immigrant community in Minneapolis.Meanwhile, Quentin Parker's mother, Vanessa, is wrestling with her future and her past, struggling to maintain hope in the midst of Quentin's recovery and haunted by the letters Daniel sent her—one from every port—describing the love they had lost and might yet regainchesAs the tension mounts, Ismail is desperate to find a way to save Yasmin's future. But he must put everything on the line in order to tell the truth about the attack.In his most ambitious and accomplished novel yet, Corban Addison has created a tale of pressing contemporary relevance, bringing together the compassionate storytelling, international scope and masterful orchestration of plot and suspense that have made his novels must-reads for fiction lovers around the world.PRAISE FOR A WALK ACROSS THE SUN"A pulse-revving novel with a serious message." —O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE"A powerful first novel. . . . Searing and timely." —TORONTO SUN"A novel that is beautiful in its story and also important in its message. A Walk Across the Sun deserves a wide audience." and#8212;JOHN GRISHAM
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9781443442985
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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WorldWord
Oct 02, 2016

I will pick this up on Monday Oct 3rd

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kutacat
Mar 12, 2016

My favorite book that I read in 2015. A fantastic book. Corban Addison is one of my favorite authors.

K_ROK Dec 09, 2015

I love this author and I loved this book. Corban Addison really has a talent for character development and he is very well reserched when he writes. If you liked this one check out; A Walk Across the Sun & The Garden of Burning Sand. Both of his other novels are just as good, and to some, they are better. *UPDATE* Corban's new release Janaury 24th 2017: "A Harvest of Thorns" I personally cannot wait for this title. The new novel deals with the garment and textile factories and industry in Bangladesh. Could be his best one yet!

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Reads_A_Lot
Nov 28, 2015

What a good book. All the characters drew me into their stories. Enjoyed each of their perspectives. A look into a terrible situation and how the different character's backgrounds, beliefs and decisions affect the outcome. Very good!

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