The good son: A Novel

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author gruber michael
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Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Laghari, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group. While her son, Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims, Sonia Laghari tries to keep them all alive by working her way into the kidnappers' psyches and interpreting their dreams. With her knowledge of their language, her familiarity with their religion, and her Jungian training, she confounds her captors with her insights and beliefs. When the kidnappers decide to kill their captives one by one in retaliation for perceived crimes against their country, Theo races against the clock to try and save their lives.

Combining masterful storytelling with a deeply thoughtful and provocative attention to the truth in all its permutations, The Good Son is a stellar achievement that expands the thriller genre into something wholly new and unexpected. This is a taut, multilayered, riveting novel of suspense.

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subject_facet Pakistan -- Fiction, Pakistani Americans -- Pakistan -- Fiction, Political kidnapping -- Fiction, Suspense fiction
title_display The good son : a novel
title_full The Good Son A Novel, The good son : a novel / Michael Gruber
title_short The good son :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction, Pakistani Americans, Political kidnapping, Suspense