Exile (Patterson novel)

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Exile is a political thriller by Richard North Patterson, published in 2007, which engages the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a fictional trial for an accused Palestinian political assassin being defended by her former lover, a Jewish-American lawyer. The novel explores the multitude of religious, social and historical factors that have created the volatile nature of the Israel / Palestine situation. David Wolfe a Jewish lawyer has everything that a man could want a fiancee a job and soon to become a congressman. Things change for him when he receives a phone call from Hana an Islamic women he had a secret affair with back in Harvard. After flashbacks of their life's 13 years ago the Prime Minister of Israel is assassinated in San Francisco by two suicide bombers one who failed to do the deed implicates Hana the women he loves as the mastermind of the deed. He rushes to her defense destroying his old life for the woman. His travels soon take him all over the Holy Land in search of answers to the conspiracy soon finding out that this was no regular suicide bombing.


  • Watson, Alex (January 2007) "A Novel Voice". Birmingham Magazine. Vol. 47, No. 1, p. 90-91

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