By Corban Addison
A liked American company with an explosive secret.
A disgraced former journalist searching for redemption.
A company govt with not anything left to lose.
In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment manufacturing facility burns to the floor, claiming the lives of thousands of employees, ordinarily younger women. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph—a teenage woman mendacity within the airborne dirt and dust, her physique damaged via a multi-story fall, and over her mouth a masks of material bearing the label of 1 of America’s biggest shops, Presto Omnishops Corporation.
Eight thousand miles away at Presto’s headquarters in Virginia, Cameron Alexander, the company’s long-time basic information, watches the media assurance in horror, brooding about if the wear may be contained. while the picture is going viral, fanning the flames of a decades-old controversy approximately sweatshops, exertions rights, and the ethics of globalization, he launches an research into the catastrophe that would succeed in extra than he may well ever imagine—and threaten every little thing he has left within the world.
A yr later in Washington DC, Joshua Griswold, a disgraced former journalist from the Washington Post, gets an nameless summons from a company whistleblower who bargains him private information regarding Presto and the fi re. For Griswold, the problem of disclosing Presto’s culpability is impossible to resist, as is the opportunity, although mild, at redemption. Deploying his outdated journalistic talents, he builds a old case opposed to Presto, environment the level for a conflict within the court docket and within the media that Griswold is set to win—both to salvage his acceptance and to impress a revolution in Presto’s boardroom which could remodel the style around the globe.
“This exposé of the underbelly of the foreign type is hectic, relocating, and punctiliously engrossing.” —PHILLIP MARGOLIN, New York occasions bestselling writer of Violent Crimes
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A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison