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The Lie (Hardcover)
A "page-turner that will engage your mind and emotions in a way few novels do" (Stephen King) about a left-wing Israeli lawyer--famous for defending Palestinians--whose views face the ultimate test when her own son is captured and tortured by terrorists. DAHLIA BARR DOES NOT SUFFER FOOLS--or her own government, with which she is normally at odds. Shrewd, brash, and as tough as she is beautiful, the controversial Israeli attorney specializes in defending Palestinians accused of terrorism. She is also a devoted mother, a soon-to-be-divorced wife, and the lover of a handsome American television cor-respondent. To Dahlia's astonishment, the Israeli secu-rity establishment one day approaches her with a tantalizing proposition: Join us, and become the beleaguered nation's arbiter on when to use the harshest of interrogation methods--what some would call torture. Dahlia is intrigued. She has no intention of permitting torture. Can she change the system from within? Then, as Dahlia settles into her new job, her son Ari, a twenty-year-old lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, is kidnapped by Hezbol-lah and whisked over the border to Lebanon. The one man who may hold the key to Ari's rescue is locked in a cell in police headquar-ters. Edward Al-Masri--professor, activist, media gadfly--is an Arab who has a long and complicated history with Dahlia. And he's not talking. Yet. The Lie is a nail-biting thriller, pulsing with insight into the inner workings of Israel's secu-rity apparatus. It is an unforgettable story of human beings on both sides of the terror equa-tion whose lives turn out to share more in common than they--and the reader--could ever have imagined.
Luscious, vibrant, and utterly captivating, Roshani Chokshi's A Crown of Wishes is an incredible follow up to The Star-Touched Queen. Gauri, known by her people as the Jewel of Bharata, longs to redeem herself and save her kingdom from the tyranny of her brother. Vikram, the sly prince of a rival kingdom, finds himself unwilling to accept his life as a puppet ruler. Faced with the chance to fulfill both their destinies, the unlikely pair must travel to the Otherworld where they will compete together in the Tournament of Wishes. For Gauri and Vikram, every turn presents a new and poisonous danger. A must-read for any lover of stories, A Crown of Wishes is a spellbinding and ferocious fairy tale brimming with color and magic. - Eliza