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Corban Addison, the best-selling author of "A Walk Across the Sun," returns to deliver his signature style of urgent, poignant stories that enlighten while they entertain with his poignant and at the same time captivating "The Garden of Burning Sand." Combining his three great passions--storytelling, human rights, and the world's cultures--Addison draws from his experiences as a lawyer and human rights advocate to expose urgent global issues through a powerful and thrilling narrative.
On a dark night in Lusaka, Zambia, an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted. In shock, she cannot speak. Her identity is a mystery. Where did she come from? Was the attack a random street crime or a premeditated act? The girl's case is taken up by Zoe Fleming, a human rights lawyer working in Africa. A betrayal in her own past gives the girl's plight a special resonance for Zoe, and she is determined to find the perpetrator and seek justice. Also investigating on behalf of the Zambian police is Joseph Kabuta. At first reluctant to work together, they team up. Yet their progress is thwarted at every turn and it soon becomes clear that their opponents are every bit as powerful and determined as they are corrupt.
Title: The Garden of Burning Sand (Signed First Edition)
Categories: Fiction & Classics & Literature,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: New York and London, Quercus: 2014
ISBN Number: 1623651298
ISBN Number 13: 9781623651299
Book Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Inscription: Signed by the author
Item: 22.00 Item
Seller ID: 027278
Description: Two toned cloth with gold lettering. Author's signature on title page. No other writing in the book. 405pp. Full refund if not satisfied.The New York Times bestselling author John Hart raved that "If you like stories of good people struggling to do right in the world's forgotten places, there is no one better suited than Corban Addison to take you on the ride of your life." In The Garden of Burning Sand, Addison, the bestselling author of A Walk Across the Sun, creates a powerful and poignant novel that takes the reader from the red light areas of Lusaka, Zambia, to the gilded chambers of the Washington, D.C. elite, to the splendor of Victoria Falls and Cape Town.Zoe Fleming, an accomplished young human rights attorney, has made a life for herself in Zambia, far from her estranged father--an American business mogul with presidential aspirations--and from the devastating betrayals of her past.When a young girl with Down syndrome is sexually assaulted in a Lusaka slum, Zoe joins Zambian police officer Joseph Kabuta in investigating the rape. Piecing together clues from the victim's past, they discover an unsettling connection between the girl--Kuyeya--and a powerful Zambian family who will stop at nothing to bury the truth.As they are drawn deeper into the complex web of characters behind this appalling crime, Zoe and Joseph forge a bond of trust and friendship that slowly transforms into love. Opposed on all sides, they find themselves caught in a dangerous clash between the forces of justice and power. To successfully prosecute Kuyeya's attacker and build a future with Joseph, Zoe must risk her life and her heart--and confront the dark past she thought she had left behind.