The Great Divide

The Great Divide

by T. Davis Bunn
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The Great Divide by T. Davis Bunn

"A cracking good thriller." — Publishers Weekly

"A feast of suspense. Highly recommended." — Library Journal

When attorney Marcus Glenwood resigns from a prestigious corporate law firm to retreat to a small town in North Carolina and rebuild his life after a devastating personal tragedy, he suddenly finds himself in the biggest and most emotionally difficult case of his career.
Fragile and spiritually wounded, Glenwood is introduced to Alma and Austin Hall, whose daughter Gloria has disappeared in China while investigating the slave-like practices of New Horizons, the world's largest manufacturer of sports shoes and athletic gear. Persuaded by Alma's pleading, and their obvious distress, Marcus accepts the case.

No one, including Marcus himself, can believe how quickly his investigation untangles a web of deceit that stretches from Washington , D.C., to Europe and Asia and back to his own North Carolina backyard. With the power to obstruct, manipulate, intimidate, injure, and eliminate, the giant multinational sports company New Horizons has never lost a case. But they underestimate Marcus Glenwood.

Step by cautious step Glenwood moves forward to uncover the horrifying truth about New Horizons, Gloria Hall, and ultimately himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578563746
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

T. Davis Bunn was raised in North Carolina, taught international finance in Switzerland, worked in Africa and the Middle East, and was named managing director of an international business advisory group based in Dusseldorf. Now he is the author of fourteen bestselling novels, and counting. He has won numerous awards for his writing, and his books are frequent book club selections. He and his wife, Isabella, live in Oxford, England.

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The Great Divide 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Great Divide by T. Davis Bunn was the most moving legal fiction I have ever read. I am Pro Bono Attorney with a passion for the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves. The Great Divide exemplifies the passion of activists and lawyers I have met in my practise. Judeo-Christians will especially appreciate the subtext of a broken man's yearning and searching for God. The Great Divide has fast moving action, wonderful characters and scenic descriptions that are so vivid you can clearly see a Movie version running in your head as you turn page after page. You will be reading this book into the wee hours of the night; a time Mr. Bunn calls 'the deep black of some predawn hour, a time so vague and fretful even the poets of yore had forsaken the task of naming it.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the time to read. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite Bunn books. Suspenseful and cleverly written. They should make a movie of this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good court room drama
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!! Tension and excitement throughout!! One of the best law thrillers I've read!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Eighteen months ago, attorney Marcus Glenwood was driving the car when the devastating accident occurred. Though the police said he was not at fault, the deaths of his children devastated Marcus. Marcus obtains a divorce, resigned his partnership in a prestigious Raleigh law firm, and moves to Rocky Mount.

While Marcus still recovers from the trauma, Alma and Austin Hall ask him to help find their missing daughter Gloria. The Georgetown student was in China investigating slavery in factories owned by the North Carolina headquartered New Horizon when she vanished. As he begins to investigate, several nasty lawyers from his old firm represent New Horizons and see this as an opportunity to bury the emotionally shaky Marcus.

THE GREAT DIVIDE is an entertaining legal thriller with international implications that sub-genre fans will enjoy. Though some acceptance of the early responses by New Horizons seems out of place as if a nuke is needed to kill a roach, the plot is fast-paced and filled with non-stop action. Marcus is a wonderful character struggling with his emotional loss while battling as a David against Goliath. T. Davis Bunn is a talented author who shows his abilities with this exciting international legal thriller.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
Marcus Glenwood, an attorney, is trying to put his life back in order after the death of his children and an ugly divorce. He decides to move to his grandparents' home in North Carolina. While setting up his practice, he is approached by Austin and Alma Hall to help them locate their daughter, Gloria, who disappeared in China while investigating the slave practices of a major sporting goods company. After researching the accusatons and the prior legal actions taken against this company, Marcus accepts the case even though it puts his life in danger. This is a very fast-paced story with high drama and surprises. You cannot put this book down. This is the first novel I have read of Mr. Bunn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent summer read! Having just completed The Great Divide, I have been recommending this book to friends looking for entertaining reading for the summer. For readers who enjoy the pace of a legal thriller, The Great Divide delivers a compelling story to the judicious reader. Bunn has been able to weave a story of intrigue, deceit and criminality intermingled with today¿s international news. By interspersing topical facts with the fictional storyline, Bunn¿s novel urged me to ask ..... might this be the story behind the headlines?? Though the plausibility of bringing the defendant(s) to trial seemed a stretch, Bunn kept me turning pages to seek the story¿s end. Readers may expect an ending which is preordained, even by the character¿s own admissions, but the surprise story twists were ones that I could not seeing coming. I even flipped back to the earlier pages to see if there were clues I may have overlooked. If expecting a redaction of Grisham, readers should note that Bunn is not an attorney though his research does seem to hold. On the other hand if readers are expecting similarities to earlier Bunn books (though intended for a different market), readers will likewise be surprised. Even though Bunn tends to expect all Carolinians to share a country dialect, this is by far his most entertaining book and I fully expect The Great Divide to introduce readers in the mainstream fiction market to Davis Bunn. Definitely a page turner for the summer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Attorney, Marcus Glenwood is struggling to put his life in order, after suffering a tragic accident, resulting in him going through a messy divorce. Marcus has relocated to a small town in North Carolina when he is approached by the parents of Gloria Hall to help them find their daughter. Alma and Austin Hall explain their daughter was in China investigating the slave practices of a major sporting goods company when she suddenly disappeared. Marcus is intrigued by the case and begins looking into the Hall's accusations. The deeper Marcus becomes involved, he starts uncovering lie upon lie, and people in high places, will stop at nothing to cover up wrong doing. This is fast-paced entertainment. High drama and twists in the plot will have readers turning the pages in this interesting and gripping novel. T. Davis Bunn has written other books (none of which I have ever read), this new book will be his breakout novel, it can be compared to the works of John Grisham. 'The Great Divide' is easy reading, and an excellent vacation book.