Browsing: Ron Bernstein
Based on the Japanese embassy hostage crisis (also called the Lima Crisis) of 1996–1997 in Lima, Peru, the novel follows the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages, who are mostly high-profile executives and politicians, over several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.
Jay McInerney has returned to his roots yet again with Thin City, the third book featuring married couple Russell and Corinne Calloway. The latest novel completes a trilogy, and the rights to all three books are available on the market.
McCarthy’s latest novel centers around a brother dealing with the aftermath of his sister’s suicide in 1980s New Orleans. Given McCarthy’s prestige, his upcoming novel is causing quite a stir on the rights market.
There was a 60 Minutes piece on their story over the weekend. Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape, and eventually positively identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken— but Jennifer’s positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released, after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face – and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives.