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China Run: A Novel

Ball, David

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ISBN 10: 0743227433 / ISBN 13: 9780743227438
Editorial: U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2002
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Simon & Schuster, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Fine Dust Jacket. There is a date stamp on the top edge of the text block, otherwise in Fine Condition. Clean, unmarked, tight and solid, square with sharp corners. Interior as new-appears unread. Inspired by a true-life event, this is the story of a woman adopting a child in China. After she has the baby and is ready to go home, the authorities tell her and other adoptive parents that there has been a mistake made--a clerical error-and Americans have been given healthy babies rather than children with special needs, and they must exchange their babies. Allison Turk decides to run for it rather than give up her baby. There is a more sinister reason why this happened, as Allison finds out later, as ruthless police conduct a manhunt to find her and the baby. 384 pages. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2002. N° de ref. de la librería 0000869

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Título: China Run: A Novel

Editorial: U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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""Allison realized she'd been awake for twenty-four hours. She hadn't done that since college. It had been the most remarkable twenty-four hours of her life -- hours in which, for better or worse, a choice had been made, a line crossed. There was no going back. Each time she thought about it, she felt the same strange shock: She was a straitlaced civil engineer from Denver, huddled in the bowels of a broken-down cargo boat on the Wan Li Chang Jiang, the Yangtze River. Hunted by police, with her stepson and a baby that wasn't legally hers. "With all that, she was not even heading toward Shanghai, toward home. "Instead, she was heading upriver, deeper into the heart of China...."" AS FRESH AS TODAY'S HEADLINES -- THE CHILLING, SUSPENSEFUL STORY OF A MOTHER, A NEWLY ADOPTED CHILD, AND A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TRYING TO SEPARATE THEM... For Allison Turk, the journey to China to claim the daughter she is adopting had been a trying experience, a series of false starts and long waits. Forced to travel without her husband, she makes the trip with her nine-year-old stepson. She hopes it will be a bonding experience, but so far this hasn't happened. When she finally holds the little girl in her arms, however, she knows that the trip has been worth all the effort and ag gravation. In only two days, she will board a plane for home, taking with her the greatest pride and joy she has ever known. Then suddenly everything unravels. Summoned to an emergency meeting of the adoptive parents, Allison is told a mistake has been made -- a "clerical error." The Americans have been given healthy infants rather than children with special needs, for which they are technicallyqualified, and they are told they must exchange their babies for different children. Allison is faced with a terrible decision: Should she capitulate and surrender the child she has come to love intensely, or risk an attempt to reach the American consulate in Shanghai, where she might at least have a chance to negotiate and keep her baby? Joining with several other American couples caught in the same dilemma, Allison chooses to run. There is a more sinister reason underlying the nightmare than they know about, and their flight spawns a massive manhunt led by a ruthless police colonel wielding all the terrifying apparatus of a police state. What ensues is tense, dramatic, and totally believable -- a race in which Allison not only struggles with her infant daughter and recalcitrant stepson, but is caught in a political tug-of-war that forces her to display a depth of courage and a strength of will she had never known she possessed. Inspired by a true-life incident, "China Run" takes the reader on a breathtaking chase across China that is gripping, compulsively readable, and frighteningly real.

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When the Chinese government, citing "clerical error," demands that six American families waiting for the adoption papers they need to take their promised babies back to America surrender their precious charges, Allison Turk refuses. With her young stepson, three other adults and three infants, she defies the powerful forces arrayed against them--including her own husband--to flee halfway across China and make a run for the American consulate in Shanghai. This courageous but foolhardy attempt seems doomed to fail; escape seems impossible, especially in a country whose language, law, and customs they can't begin to comprehend. One by one, all the fugitives except Allison and her little family are picked off, captured, or killed, including their unlikely allies--a tour guide, a fisherman, a gangster, a country doctor--all of whom are as vividly rendered as China itself. Driving this riveting, compelling adventure story to its heart-stopping conclusion, Ball turns in one of the most exciting thrillers of the season! --Jane Adams

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