The Great Divide (Marcus Glenwood Series #2)

by T. Davis Bunn

Hardcover, 2000



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WaterBrook Press (2000), Edition: First Edition, 432 pages

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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.… (more)


Christy Awards (Nominee — Suspense — 2001)


Original language



1578563739 / 9781578563739

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LibraryThing member strandjss
I loved this book - it kept me on the edge of my seat and I hated to put it down. The characters were real and the dialog was engaging.
LibraryThing member Tarheel668
I read it in one sitting - A GREAT STORY
LibraryThing member LivelyLady
picked this book up at a used book store in Huntersville, NC, and was excited as it was by an author I whose name I did not recognize.

The story is of an attorney who has undergone personal tragedy and is working his way through his recovery. He returns to his grandparents home where he was raised
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and opens up a solo practice. He becomes involved in a case of a young woman missing in China when investigating human rights and work practices at a factory there.

The story line is terrific. The reason I gave it a 3.5 was that as much as I wanted to find out what happened I did not find the writing descriptive enough. Maybe it needed a tad more editing, or maybe that is the way it was suppose to be. I think it would make a good movie.
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LibraryThing member NadineC.Keels
Gloria brought it all together.
LibraryThing member JenniferRobb
Small town attorney Marcus Greenwood takes on a corporate giant to help locate the daughter of of one of the families from his town. A Grisham like courtroom drama.
LibraryThing member judyg54
Packed with court room drama and held my interest to the very end.
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