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Identity Theory Hardcover – October 30, 2004
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“A trip-wire-taut thriller…Temple offers a fascinating take on what happens to a hostage reporter after the headlines fade, how difficult it can be finally to tear off the mental blindfold and re-engage with the world.” — Booklist
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