In a South American country, a world-renowned soprano is persuaded to sing at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese businessman. The guest of honor is an opera lover and admires this soprano in particular.
As the party begins, terrorists enter the vice-president's home through the air conditioning ducts. Their aim is to kidnap the president, who has, unfortunately for them, stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera. And thus, from the beginning, their scheme and everything else goes wrong.
Among the hostages are not only the Japanese businessman and the American soprano, but an assortment of Russian, Italian, and French officials. The interactions between various characters makes this novel exciting, touching and compelling.
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