Special feature: This PerfectBound e-book contains our exclusive interview with Ann Patchett.Somewhere in South America, at home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of a powerful Japanese businessman. A ...
. A famous American opera diva entertains the international guests. It is a night out of a fairytale -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario turns into something quite different -- as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds...people from different countries and continents become compatriots...and passionate, ill-fated love blooms upon this unlikely soil.