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The Tears of Dark Water
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A sailing trip meant to save a family in crisis. A nightmare hostage situation with modern-day pirates. And an FBI negotiator faced with memories of his own family tragedy.

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 façade, 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.

Praise for Tears of Dark Water:

"Beautifully written, The Tears of Dark Water spins an intricate tale involving hostage taking on the high seas. This novel has love, romance, guilt, and suspense all in one story. Corban Addison is a truly gifted storyteller, and The Tears of Dark Water will stay with you long after you've read the last page." – Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author

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  • Also by Corban Addison: Harvest of Thorns
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          Corban Addison is the international bestselling author of A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand, and The Tears of Dark Water,which won the 2016 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award. His novels have been published in over 25 countries. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, he is a supporter of humanitarian and social justice causes around the world. He lives with his wife and children in Virginia. Learn more at his website corbanaddison.com Facebook: CorbanAddison Twitter: @CorbanAddison

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    A sailing trip meant to save a family in crisis. A nightmare hostage situation with modern-day pirates. And an FBI negotiator faced with memories of his own family tragedy.

    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 façade, 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...

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    A sailing trip meant to save a family in crisis. A nightmare hostage situation with modern-day pirates. And an FBI negotiator faced with memories of his own family tragedy.

    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 façade, 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.

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    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.

    Praise for Tears of Dark Water:

    "Beautifully written, The Tears of Dark Water spins an intricate tale involving hostage taking on the high seas. This novel has love, romance, guilt, and suspense all in one story. Corban Addison is a truly gifted storyteller, and The Tears of Dark Water will stay with you long after you've read the last page." – Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author

  • Stand-alone novel
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs and author's note
  • Also by Corban Addison: Harvest of Thorns
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          August 10, 2015
          Early in this timely and harrowing thriller from Addison (The Garden of Burning Sand), lawyer Daniel Parker and his troubled piano-playing teenage son, Quentin, are sailing their way toward a better relationship when pirates board their boat in the Indian Ocean. Enter Paul Derrick, a love-starved FBI hostage negotiator, and his twin sister, Megan, a hot-shot attorney. Ismail Ibrahim, the pirates’ second-in-command, wants money to free his kidnapped sister, Yasmin, but he’s a morally questionable character who’s hard to care about. Daniel’s violinist wife, Vanessa, and his father, a Washington insider, add emotional complications. Although the details won’t be revealed for hundreds of pages, the basic structure of what will happen is clear from the get-go. Very little is what it seems, thanks to double crosses, agency jurisdictional disputes, and passages describing the blood-soaked history of Somalia. Fortunately, the soul-healing power of music lightens the story. Agent: Dan Raines, Creative Trust Inc.

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          August 15, 2015
          When six characters have their lives changed forever by an act of piracy, they must decide who is to blame-and what can be forgiven. Daniel and Vanessa Parker are a wealthy, successful couple who have drifted apart. When their only son, Quentin, gets into some trouble at school, father and son undertake an epic sailing trip in the Pacific Ocean, leaving their flawed lives back in Annapolis. Their idyll is spoiled when their sailboat is overtaken by seven Somali pirates, led by the intelligent but desperate Ismail, who will do anything to secure his younger sister's rescue from the clutches of her extremist husband. The government's top hostage negotiator, Paul Derrick, is brought in to work against the pirates' increasing agitation with an aggressive U.S. military-and with each other. Addison (The Garden of Burning Sand, 2014, etc.) juggles six different perspectives in this suspenseful, sprawling story and moves back and forth between Africa and America to cover the kidnapping, negotiations, and subsequent trial. As with his previous two novels, Addison's attention is focused squarely on the larger message behind the story and on instructing the reader about Somali culture in order to humanize those who are brought low by the war and terror of its recent history. This novel's push to teach readers a lesson is perhaps overly evident throughout; at one point Derrick says, "He may be an enemy. But that doesn't make him less of a human being." This can result in Addison's stretching his readers' belief for the sake of creating sympathetic characters, especially in the novel's courtroom climax. And while these characters, especially the Americans, all feel slightly interchangeable-they are all well-educated and gifted musicians who drink fancy wine and drive fancy cars-the conclusions they reach about the importance of forgiveness and the need for cross-cultural understanding could not be more timely. A fast-paced thriller that puts its humanitarian moral at the forefront.

          COPYRIGHT(2015) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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