" This was another game, like a cat playing with a mouse before he ate it. I think there is only enough here to buy freedom to buy one of your children." Pg:291
"Isabel held the screaming baby up high for him to see, and Lito fell to his knees, hands clasped to his chest. Then the engines roared, the sea churned, and the Coast Guard ship disappeared out to sea." Pg:298
" Another fin appeared , and another, and soon the nameless little boat was surrounded. They were trapped in their on sinking prison." Pg:209
"Far below him, already a couple hundred yards away from the ship, Josef's father thrashed crazily in the water. He screamed incoherently, but he wasn't calling out for rescue.
" The cold water was like a slap in Mahmoud's face. Before he could think, he gasped, sucking in a mouthful of the dark Mediterranean Sea. He tumbled backward, head down in the murky water,his arms and feet thrashing, trying to right himself. Something else fell on top of him, it was another body pushing him deeper into the sea. The rubber dinghy had burst into the rocks , and he was drowning.
"Mahmoud stared at the gun pointed at him. Was this real, or was he still asleep having a nightmare? The Serbian taxi driver waved the pistol at Mahmoud's family. " you pay 300 euros!" he demanded. This wasn't a dream, it was real. Pg:247