In 1920, the chance to travel to India on a business trip is a great boon for a smart and talented young man. Until he wakes up in a Calcutta jail, framed for murder.
Benjamin Albert is a brilliant rising star at his firm, a war hero and a loving husband and father. But when his own government turns its back on him and leaves him to rot in prison 8,000 miles from home, his wife Catherine must take matters into her own hands and battle a ruthless and unscrupulous corporation abetted by a corrupt colonial government.
Timeless issues like racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism and women's rights are exposed during Catherine's race to save Benjamin.
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Journey of an American Son by John Hazen is one woman’s story of the race against time to save her husband. Benjamin Albert is a war hero, a husband and father, and is on the road to success at his firm. He gets the opportunity to travel to India for business and grabs it with both hands. Finding himself in a prison in Calcutta, framed for murder, he is astonished when his government ignores him, leaving him to fend for himself. Enter Catherine, his wife, who decides it is up to her to save her husband. Catherine battles through nationalism, corruption, racism and women’s rights to save her husband, but is she in time? Journey of an American Son by John Hazen was riveting reading. I found myself totally engrossed in the story, held by vivid characters and a fascinating storyline. Hazen has a style of writing that is easy to follow and he knows how to draw up a plot that will keep you on your toes. Set in the 1920s, the story is pretty realistic and mimics a lot of what really went on. The characters are believable and I found myself in sympathy with them on more than one occasion! It’s like opening the doors on history and reliving it vicariously. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole story. I think this book is actually excellent film material as well. Looking forward to reading more from Mr. Hazen in the very near future.