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A spark of light : a novel

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center -- a women's reproductive health services clinic -- its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction.)
Novels
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jodi Picoult
ISBN: 9780345544988 0345544986 9781984817310 1984817310 9781984800671 1984800671
OCLC Number: 1027810759
Description: 369 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jodi Picoult.

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The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center -- a women's reproductive health services clinic -- its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
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