By Corban Addison
A cherished American company with an explosive secret.
A disgraced former journalist trying to find redemption.
A company govt with not anything left to lose.
In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment manufacturing unit burns to the floor, claiming the lives of 1000s of employees, ordinarily younger women. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph—a teenage lady mendacity within the airborne dirt and dust, her physique damaged by means of a multi-story fall, and over her mouth a masks of material bearing the label of 1 of America’s greatest shops, Presto Omnishops Corporation.
Eight thousand miles away at Presto’s headquarters in Virginia, Cameron Alexander, the company’s long-time basic tips, watches the media assurance in horror, considering if the wear and tear will be contained. whilst the photograph 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 achieve additional than he may ever imagine—and threaten every 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 deals him personal information regarding Presto and the fi re. For Griswold, the problem of disclosing Presto’s culpability is impossible to resist, as is the opportunity, despite the fact that mild, at redemption. Deploying his outdated journalistic abilities, he builds a historical case opposed to Presto, environment the level for a battle within the court docket and within the media that Griswold is set to win—both to salvage his attractiveness and to impress a revolution in Presto’s boardroom which could rework the style around the globe.
“This exposé of the underbelly of the foreign type is irritating, relocating, and punctiliously engrossing.” —PHILLIP MARGOLIN, New York occasions bestselling writer of Violent Crimes
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