Summary: A group of hostages are trapped together by terrorists. Among them: Roxane Cass, famous opera singer; Mr. Hasokawa, Japanese businessman; Gen, translator.
Musings: This is my third Patchett novel (having already read The Magician's Assistant and The Patron Saint of Liars), and it has similar themes. Roxane is irresistible to men; her opera appeals to every man's soul. She is annoyingly alluring to everyone. Interesting story line, but I found the actual reading dull. I couldn't finish it.