On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781443451987_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.99
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Jan 2018
ISBN:9781443451970
publisher: HarperCollins

A Harvest of Thorns

A Novel

by Corban Addison

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
political, thrillers, legal
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.99
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Jan 2018
ISBN:9781443451970
publisher: HarperCollins
Description

Bestselling author Corban Addison returns with another tale ripped straight from the headlines, intertwining unforgettable characters and gripping action with the global labour issues of sweatshops and workers’ rights

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. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph—a teenage girl lying in the dirt, her body broken by a multi-storey fall, and over her mouth a mask bearing the label of one of America’s largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation.

Eight thousand miles away, at Presto’s headquarters in Virginia, Cameron Alexander, the company’s long-time general counsel, watches the media coverage of the fire in horror, wondering if the damage can be contained. When the photo goes viral, fanning the flames of a decades-old controversy about sweatshops, labour rights and the ethics of globalization, he launches an investigation into the disaster that will reach further than he could ever imagine—and threaten everything he has left in the world.

A year later, in Washington, DC, disgraced former journalist Joshua Griswold receives an anonymous summons from a corporate whistleblower who offers him confidential information about Presto and the fire. Deploying his old journalistic skills, Griswold builds a historic case against Presto, setting the stage for a war in the courtroom and in the media that he is determined to win—both to salvage his reputation and to provoke a revolution of conscience in Presto’s boardroom that could transform the fashion industry across the globe.

Publishers Weekly praises Addison for “his broad, intelligent research . . . [and] trumpeting justice while acknowledging that the cost of a globalized society is incalculably higher than the price of a T-shirt.”

 

About the Author

Corban Addison is the international bestselling author of A Walk Across the SunThe Garden of Burning SandA Harvest of Thorns, and The Tears of Dark Water, which won the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. His novels have been published in over 25 countries. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, he is a supporter of humanitarian and social justice causes around the world. He lives with his wife and children in Virginia.

Web: corbanaddison.com

Facebook: CorbanAddison

Twitter: @CorbanAddison

Author profile page >
Editorial Reviews

“Addison crafts a stunning legal thriller that will immerse readers in its South Asian setting and fascinating characters. Its focus on workers’ rights and social justice is also bound to have crossover appeal.”

— <em>Library Journal</em>

“A must-read book that uncovers what lies behind what we wear every single day. You will never be able to look at your clothes the same way again.”

— Livia Firth, OXFAM Global Ambassador

“Through his broad, intelligent research and insightful writing, Addison prods the conscience, trumpeting justice while acknowledging that the cost of a globalized society is incalculably higher than the price of a T-shirt.”

— <em>Publishers Weekly</em> (starred review)

“Poignant and engrossing. . . . Corban Addison will hold you spellbound with his elegant prose from his first word to his last.”

— Wilbur Smith, author of Predator and Desert God

“The conclusions [the characters] reach about the importance of forgiveness and the need for cross-cultural understanding could not be more timely. A fast-paced thriller that puts its humanitarian moral at the forefront.”

— <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>

“[A] timely and harrowing thriller.”

— <em>Publishers Weekly</em>

“An exquisitely worded, thoughtful novel about the meaning of family, commitment, and love.... Definitely a book to be savored.”

— <em>RT Book Reviews</em> (4.5 stars)

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Reading Lists Featuring “A Harvest of Thorns”

Other Titles by Corban Addison

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...