Harvest of Thorns - Corban Addison (Paperback)

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A gripping new thriller that blends the nailbiting courtroom drama of John Grisham with the moral heart of Khaled Kosseini

Product Details

Barcode
9781784295233
Department
Books
Released
24 Jan 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Corban Addison
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Language
English
Number of Pages
496
Dimensions
234 x 153 x 153mm (618g)

Summary

A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose.

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young women. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping image-a teenage girl lying in the dirt, her body broken by a multi-story fall, and over her mouth a mask of fabric bearing the label of one of America's largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation. When the photo goes viral, it fans the flames of a decades old controversy about sweatshops, labor rights, and the ethics of globalization.

A year later, in Washington, D.C., Joshua Griswold, a disgraced former journalist for the Washington Post, receives an anonymous summons from a corporate whistleblower promising information about Presto. There, to Griswold's astonishment, he meets Cameron Alexander, Presto's long-time general counsel. Alexander, who has secrets of his own, offers Griswold confidential information about Presto's apparel supply chain.

For Griswold, the challenge of exposing Presto's willful negligence is irresistible, as is the chance, however slight, at redemption. Deploying his old journalistic skills, he builds a historic case against Presto, setting the stage for a war in the courtroom and in the media that Griswold is determined to win-both to salvage his reputation and to provoke a revolution of conscience in Presto's boardroom that could change the course of the fashion industry across the globe.

Fiction

General Subject
Crime/Thrillers
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Thrillers
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Dewey Classification
813.6
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Corban Addison holds degrees in law and engineering. After completing a federal clerkship, Addison began his career specializing in corporate law and litigation. He has an abiding interest in international human rights, and is a supporter of numerous causes, including the abolition of modern slavery. He lives with his wife and two children in Virginia. He is the author of A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand and The Tears of Dark Water.