Extraordinary Rendition: A Novel

Extraordinary Rendition: A Novel

by Paul Batista


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Extraordinary Rendition: A Novel by Paul Batista

When Ali Hussein, suspected terrorist and alleged banker for Al Qaeda, is finally transported from Guantanamo Bay to the US mainland to stand trial, many are stunned when Byron Carlos Johnson, a pre-eminent lawyer and son of a high-profile diplomat, volunteers to represent him. On principle, Johnson thought he was merely defending a man unjustly captured through rendition and water-boarded illegally. But Johnson soon learns that there is much more at stake than one man's civil rights. Hussein's intimate knowledge of key financial transactions could lead to the capture of or the unabated funding of the world's most dangerous terror cells. This makes Hussein the target of corrupt US intelligence forces on one side, and ruthless international terrorists on the other and puts Byron Carlos Johnson squarely in the crosshairs of both.


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ISBN-13: 9781608092109
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Batista, novelist and television personality, is one of the most widely known trial lawyers in the country. As a trial attorney, he specializes in federal criminal litigation. As a media figure, he is known for his regular appearances as guest legal commentator on a variety of television shows including, Court TV, CNN, HLN and WNBC. He's also appeared in the HBO movie, You Don't Know Jack, starring Al Pacino.

A prolific writer, Batista authored the leading treatise on the primary federal anti-racketeering statute, Civil RICO Practice Manual , which is now in its third edition (Wiley & Sons, 1987; Wolters Kluwer, 2008). He has written articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The National Law Journal.

Batista's debut novel, Death's Witness , was awarded a Silver Medal by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Batista is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Cornell Law School. He's proud to have served in the United States Army. Paul Batista lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.

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Extraordinary Rendition 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Miamibooklady More than 1 year ago
Paul Batista has written an extraordinary novel. it tells the story of an accused terrorist, believed to be the banker for Al Quaida, brought from Gitmo to the US for trial. A famous Wall Street lawyer volunteers to represent him. The US is certain the terrorist knows where millions of dollars in funds are located around the world, and government agents want the money. At the same time, the terrorist"s cohorts want the money. Both sides intersect on the lawyer as the means to find the money. The pressure and violence escalate as both sides pursue what they want. Ahead-of-the headline news, treachery, sex, intrigue, murder and greed, not to mention a startling ending. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a complicated read. It was not written in the smooth and visual style of writing that I like. The main character, Byron, was not a likeable person, as was any of rest of the characters. I love court room drama, but the scenes in this book's court room were boring and bland and hard to follow. It did have some interesting moments, maybe thats what complelled me to finish reading it. This is my take on this book, maybe another reader will come along.and give it five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paul Batista has written a compelling story. I truly hope this is fiction and not based on fact. The lawyer, Byron C. Johnson is a well established New York city litigator. He is petioned by a foreign national to represent him in an upcoming trial, where he is being prosecuted as being the financial wizard behind terrrorist attacks against the United States. He complains of being held in isolation for years, being savagely beaten and waterboard treatment. Againest all odds, Attorney Johnson undertakes the case. An interesting story that might lead you to ask, "Fact or fiction?" Strongly recommended. J M Lydon
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