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Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister Sita are as close as sisters can be. But when a tsunami rips through their village on India's Coromandel coast, their home is swept away, and the sisters are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the moment they get into that car their fate is sealed. The two sisters - confused, alone, totally reliant on each other - are sold. On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke is struggling to cope after the death of his baby daughter and the collapse of his marriage. He takes a sabbatical from his high-pressure job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of an international anti-trafficking group. Thomas is now on a desperate path to try and save not only himself and his marriage, but also the lives of the two sisters.
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Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister Sita are as close as sisters can be. But their childhood ends abruptly one day when a tsunami rips through their Indian village. Destitute and alone, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent many miles away. The moment they hitch a lift their fate is sealed. Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke is struggling to cope after the collapse of his family. He takes a sabbatical from his job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of an international anti-trafficking group. As his life becomes entwined with that of Ahalya and Sita, he makes it his mission to save them, as well as himself.
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Book Description Quercus Edition, 2014. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 528 pages. 7.75x5.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0857388215