Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington, DC,
power broker, and she is a physician with a thriving practice. But behind the gilded facade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing. In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream a sailing trip around the world. Little does he know, the voyage he hopes will save them may destroy them instead.
Half a world away on the lawless coast of Somalia, Ismail Adan Ibrahim is living a life of crime in violation of everything he was raised to believe except for the love and loyalty driving him to hijack ships for ransom and plot the rescue of his sister, Yasmin, from the man who murdered their father. There is nothing he will not do to save her, even if it means taking innocent lives.
Paul Derrick is the FBI s top hostage negotiator. His twin sister, Megan, is a celebrated defense attorney. They have reached the summit of their careers by savvy, grit, and a secret determination to escape the memory of the day their family died. When Paul is dispatched to handle a hostage crisis at sea, he has no idea how far it will take him and Megan into the past or the chance it will give them to redeem the future.
Across continents and oceans, through storms and civil wars, the paths of these individuals converge in a single, explosive moment. It is a moment that will test them and break them, but it will also leave behind an unexpected glimmer of hope that out of the ashes of tragedy and misfortune, the seeds of justice and reconciliation can grow.”
Wow! This is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile.
It’s fast paced, it’s emotionally charged and simply well written.
The story of Somalian pirates, a marriage in serious trouble, a son that is self destructing and so much more, made this a book that I couldn’t read fast enough.
Corban Addison wrote an amazing book with incredible characters that will keep you engaged from beginning to end. I truly cared about Daniel and Vanessa Parker and their son Quentin. I felt as though I was with them on their journey. That is the talent of Mr. Addison that he can take his readers on the path he’s taken his characters and I was glad that I went with them. There are many characters in this book that are just as interesting and important to the storylne.
Even if this isn’t the type of book you would normally read, do yourself a favor and read it.
I received this book from the publisher and the Fiction Guild for an honest review.