His name was Jim Racine, and years ago he had been a top heavyweight contender in the
United States. But now he’s over the hill and desperate, so he takes a fight in a corrupt
South American country—and accidentally kills a young man in the ring. The public outrage
forces an investigation, and the government refuses to return his passport. Racine is in
limbo, but he figures if he can get to the U.S. Ambassador, his problems will be over. But
when he crashes the Ambassador’s party, he runs into a group of young terrorists who
kidnap Racine along with the Ambassador and a few of his friends. When the terrorists
murder a couple of bystanders in cold blood, Racine knows the hostages are next. But he’s
a survivor, and they’re going to have a hell of a time killing him—even if his only escape
involves taking all the hostages with him.
“A writer of enormous talent, a stylist to admire and a storyteller of great power.”
—Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent
“Faust writes beautifully . . . he reminds you of Hemingway and Peter Matthiessen. . . .
Faust has it all: lyrical prose, complex characters and provocative plots.”
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