Saffire

Saffire

Book - 2016
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"I reminded myself that once you start to defend someone, it's difficult to find a place to stop. But I went ahead and took that first step anyway. For President Teddy Roosevelt, controlling the east-west passage between two oceans mattered so much that he orchestrated a revolution to control it. His command was to 'let the dirt fly' and for years, the American Zone of the Panama Canal mesmerized the world, working in uneasy co-existence with the Panamanian aristocrats. It's in this buffered Zone where, in 1909, James Holt takes that first step to protect a mulatto girl named Saffire, expecting a short and simple search for her mother. Instead it draws him away from safety, into a land haunted by a history of pirates, gold runners, and plantation owners, all leaving behind ghosts of their interwoven desires sins and ambitions, ghosts that create the web of deceit and intrigue of a new generation of revolutionary politics. It will also bring him together with a woman who will change his course or bring an end to it. A love story set within a historical mystery, Saffire is brings to vibrant life the most impressive and embattled engineering achievement of the twentieth-century"-- Provided by publisher.
"Brouwer details the events behind one of mankind's greatest engineering achievements, the Panama Canal, and the one unassuming man who made it all happen"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colorado : WaterBrook Press, 2016
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 21 cm
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307446510 (paperback)
0307446514 (paperback)
Call Number: FICTION BROUWER

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