Since Mr. Balson told us that he was writing another book, we've waited impatiently and hoped that it was a sequel to "Once We Were Brothers". The new novel reunites the team of attorney Catherine Lockhart and PI Liam Taggert but has a new theme. Jack Sommers, a Jewish accountant, has lost his wife to a sudden illness and is in danger of losing his young daughter, Sophie. Jack's father in law, Dr. Arif-Al-Zahani, is fighting for the custody of his granddaughter and eventually kidnaps her. Al-Zahani is a suspected terrorist and member of a violent cell intent on ending the Jews in Israel. Woven into the story are sub-plots dealing with embezzlement, basketball point-shaving, and murder. "Saving Sophie" will take you on a fast paced adventure. How far will a father go to save his daughter?— Marla
From Ronald H. Balson, author of Once We Were Brothers, Saving Sophie is the powerful story of the lengths a father will go through to protect his daughter and an action-packed thriller that will take you on an unforgettable journey of murder and deception, testing the bonds of family and love.
Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago-that is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.
With the help of investigative team Liam and Catherine, and a new CIA operative, a secret mission is launched to not only rescue Sophie but also to thwart a major terrorist attack in Hebron. But will being caught in the crossfires of the Palestine-Israeli conflict keep their team from accomplishing the task at hand, or can they overcome the odds and save countless lives, including their own?
About the Author
RONALD H. BALSON is a Chicago trial attorney, an educator and writer. His practice has taken him to several international venues. He is also the author of Once We Were Brothers.