In the year 1970, a Mexican truck driver transporting illegal migrants into the United States is shot dead in Arizona by a U.S. Border Patrol officer. Thirty years later after an airline crash, Hope Lacy, a high profile television current affairs presenter from a prominent Chicago family, discovers that her entire privileged life has been a lie, that the woman she always believed to be her mother was not her mother at all.
With her lover an Illinois state senator and her father a construction industry magnate, Hope is well connected at the highest levels, and using her influence in the media, she embarks on a desperate search for the truth about her origins. But her road to discovery becomes increasingly dangerous when she finds deceit, betrayal, political corruption, and even murder lying around almost every corner.
This is supposed to be a mystery, but what mystery there is in this selection could be solved by Encyclopedia Brown. The romantic situations in the book are equally predictable. That being said it was an enjoyable listening experience. It was especially interesting that the story line was based on immigration issues. A controversial subject currently in the news on a regular basis. A relaxing listen, and if you miss a few seconds; no problem. There aren't a lot of surprises.
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