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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries Release Date:
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Barbara Holloway is a low-key attorney in Eugene, Oregon, who left her father’s high-powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her next move. But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep: former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife, Binnie. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she sneaked aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the US. Now Immigration is seeking to deport her back to Haiti, which would be a death sentence. Born to a woman from Belize who was kidnapped and enslaved by pirates, Binnie’s only hope is to prove her and her mother’s real identity. With only days to find the truth and protect Binnie, Holloway sets off for Belize. But what she knows is only the tip of the iceberg in what turns out to be one of her most complex, compelling, and dangerous cases yet.

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  • “MacDuffie effortlessly portrays a cast of native and non-native English speakers—an ex-NFL player, a retired Hollywood producer, a homicidal drug lord, and legitimate and illegitimate immigration and drug enforcement operatives. Binnie Owens, a deaf, nonverbal young woman who is fleeing slavery in Haiti, is at the center of the plot. MacDuffie’s impeccable pauses bring to life in audio format a character who speaks with her hands. Amazing!”


  • “Barbara finds mystery, danger, and intrigue…Barbara is a compelling character—intelligent and capable yet vulnerable enough for readers to worry about the danger she encounters.”


  • “A deportation proceeding…plunges Oregon attorney Barbara Holloway into kidnapping, murder, and other high crimes and misdemeanors…A book that includes sex, drugs, piracy, a homicidally dysfunctional family, official corruption on two continents, and a rousing finale that will bring all your moral self-righteousness to the surface.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janet | 2/11/2014

    " Illegal in US woman from Belize in danger for her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa Rau | 2/10/2014

    " I liked this book but was confused with how it fit in with the other Barbara Holloway books I read in the past. This book is obviously an early story even though it was published in 2011. Once you figure this out the story is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gwen | 1/31/2014

    " A trip to Belize to help a mute women immigrated illegally but born to an American father gets Barbara Holloway out of her funk. An early book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dale Harcombe | 1/29/2014

    " Probably three and a half stars is more like it. My first Kate Wilhelm book and I may well read another. This was a good quick read. I liked the character of Barbara and her concern despite herself for Martin and Binnie. It's interesting the way she dashes off arrow prayers and she throws herself into danger for others. As one who adores orchids, the desciption of the orchids really appealed to me and the descriptions of Belize which meant nothing to me before this book.I admit I am always a sucker for books and TV shows about the law and llaywyers. "

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