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Garcia\'s Heart

Garcia's Heart

(2007)
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In this searing debut novel, neurologist Patrick Lazerenko travels to The Hague to witness the war crimes trial of his mentor, Hernan García, a Honduran doctor accused of involvement in torture. Discovered in Montreal years later, García has been extradited to the famous criminal court, supported only by his family and an advocacy group whose motives seem questionable at best.

At the trial, Patrick encounters the ambitious journalist who has built her career on the case. She is convinced that Patrick knows more than he is admitting and won't stop until she finds out what it is. The defense attorney has his own ideas for Patrick as well, hoping to persuade him to use his latest neurological research to vindicate García. The only one who has asked nothing of Patrick is García himself. After entering a plea of not guilty, García has refused to say a word to anyone.

As García's supposed crimes are revealed, Patrick wrestles with what truth there may be behind the accusations, haunted as he is by his own youthful memories of the man and his family. He must also contend with seeing García's daughter, Celia, his former lover. Their relationship ended years before, but he is consumed by his memories of his love for her.

But it isn't until García's shocking intentions come to light that Patrick begins to realize that however sophisticated his knowledge of the brain may be, it will take more for him to understand the human heart.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Garcia's Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Liam Durcan
ISBN: 0-312-36708-2 / 978-0-312-36708-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2007 : Canada Hardback
Title: Garcia's Heart
Author(s): Liam Durcan
ISBN: 0-7710-2940-3 / 978-0-7710-2940-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Garcia's Heart: A Novel (Thomas Dunne Books)
Author(s): Liam Durcan
ISBN: 0-312-53932-0 / 978-0-312-53932-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : Canada Paperback
Title: Garcia's Heart
Author(s): Liam Durcan
ISBN: 0-7710-2941-1 / 978-0-7710-2941-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Garcia's Heart
Author(s): Liam Durcan
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Garcia's Heart: A Novel
Author(s): Liam Durcan
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   



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