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By John Grisham

Wenn nichts ist, wie es scheint

Malcolm Bannister, in seinem früheren Leben Anwalt in Winchester, Virginia, sitzt wegen Geldwäsche zu Unrecht im Gefängnis. Die Hälfte der zehnjährigen Strafe hat er abgesessen, als sich das Blatt wendet. Ein Bundesrichter und seine Geliebte wurden ermordet aufgefunden. Es gibt weder Zeugen noch Spuren, und das FBI steht vor einem Rätsel – bis Bannister auf den Plan tritt. Als Anwalt mit Knasterfahrung kennt er viele Geheimnisse, darunter auch die Identität des Mörders. Dieses Wissen will er gegen seine Freiheit eintauschen.

Er hat schon bessere Tage gesehen. Einst ein glücklich verheirateter Kleinstadtanwalt, findet sich Malcolm Bannister im Gefängnis Frostburg wieder, wegen angeblicher Geldwäsche zu zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt. Fünf davon hat er bereits abgesessen. Lange Jahre, die ihn seine Zulassung als Anwalt, seine sozialen Kontakte, seine Ehe und die Beziehung zu seinem Sohn kosteten. Die Zeit im Gefängnis vertreibt Bannister sich als Bibliothekar und juristischer Ratgeber für andere Insassen. Erfüllt ist er von diesen Aufgaben nicht, ihn beschäftigt nur ein einziger Gedanke: so schnell wie möglich raus aus dem Knast. Die Gelegenheit dazu bietet sich, als der betagte Bundesrichter Ray Fawcett mit seiner jungen Freundin erschossen aufgefunden wird. Die Ermittler stehen unter Druck. Genau auf diesen second hat Malcolm Bannister gewartet. Er bietet dem FBI einen Deal an: Er liefert den Namen des Mörders und wird im Gegenzug sofort freigelassen. Das FBI nimmt das Angebot an. Bannister beginnt ein neues Leben. Und damit nimmt eine teuflische Intrige ihren Lauf.

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All Rights Reserved. 8 | Afghanistan • Hudud (crimes that threaten the existence of Islam), which include Sariqah (theft); Hirabah (armed robbery or armed rebellion); Zina (adultery and sex outside of marriage); Qadhf (an unsupported accusation of Zina); Sharb alKhamr (intoxication); and Riddah (apostasy). • Qissass, which are intentional crimes committed against an individual’s person and could include murder, manslaughter, or bodily harm. If there is a lack of evidence to try the individual under Islamic law, then the case is reclassified as a Tazir crime and comes under the jurisdiction of the Penal Code.

The Ministry of the Interior in 2006 reported 134 cases of rape against women and 103 against male children in 2006. S. State Department report. Again the true number is likely significantly higher. It is also reported that forced marriages and abductions are common crimes committed by former warlords and their militia. Other A 2006 study by the Centre for Strategic International Studies interviewed 1,000 Afghans; the major conclusion was that the majority of all crimes are unreported. The results indicated increase in theft in both rural and urban areas and a rise in burglaries in Kabul.

Hazaras pay no extra fine other than an apology, while in the Nuristan Province the extra fine can be anywhere between two and five times the worth of the object and a sheep must be slain at the house of the victim. • With regard to domestic violence, in the Pashtun regions if a husband beats a wife, the husband must pay the wife’s father a fine or in the case of murder, the father may kill the perpetrator. © 2011 ABC-Clio. All Rights Reserved. 12 | Afghanistan Furthermore, many rural areas of Afghanistan are controlled by former militia warlords and insurgents, including, but not exclusively, the Taliban.

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