Author: Robert Whitlow
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Terrific international legal thriller!
Hana Abboud has always known that she would leave a chosen life ever since her uncle blessed her when she was a little girl in Israel. Now an international trial lawyer in Atlanta, she is surprised when she is suddenly pulled into a briefing by one of the senior partner’s to consider a case. Their firm was contacted by another young lawyer named Jakob Brodsky, who has taken on a long shot case concerning a family that took a trip to Jerusalem where the wife of a young couple was killed in a terrorist attack, leaving behind her husband and daughter. The lawsuit would look for an entity that supported a terrorist to claim financial damages. Brodsky is someone who loves to help the underdog fight for justice, but his claim maybe impossible when his client says that his daughter has to be kept out of the lawsuit. Although Hanna doesn’t initially want to take on this case, she fells lead to help with it and becomes the primary counsel. She hires an investigator in Israel named Daud Hasan to help find out more about the terrorist that attacked their client. As the team digs into the investigation, things start to happen that appear to target Brodsky. Is someone trying to kill the lawsuit before it even gets started? Or is there more at stake than anybody realizes?
Whitlow continues to deliver legal thrillers that are must reads. I picked up a copy of this book for a flight and breezed through it with anticipation. I even finished it before my travel itinerary was complete. I loved the way that he compared Hana to the boy Samuel from the Bible and how she was open to hearing from God. The way she knew He was calling was when she woke up in the night and would meditate to hear His voice. The Christian faith played a huge role throughout this story and also affected Jakob in his lack of faith until he went to Jerusalem.
I felt an instant connection with both Hana and Sadie. I could picture them together in every scene with perfect clarity even though very little personal descriptions were provide. The tension throughout the book was evident between the link to the terrorist and the strange occurrences with Jakob. The romance played out great as well between the characters that it was intended. I’m not going to say more on that note because I don’t want to give anything away about some possible surprise romances. Also, if you loved the show NCIS with the character Ziva David, then you will thoroughly enjoy the resemblance that Hana shares to her with the trouble of understanding American idioms.
If you love legal thrillers that are clean and just great reads, grab a copy of this today! There are a few authors that I grab off the shelf without even reading the synopsis first and Whitlow is one of those.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.