A day in the life of a boy lost and his father the chief of police, two cops, two protesters and a WTO negotiator from Sri Lanka. They come together in Seattle for the opening of the WTO congress. For each of them being there in the middle of what is supposed to be peaceful protest but will be end being called riots has roots deep in their own personal history. As the day unfolds, we learn about what brought them here.
However far away in terms of experience and beliefs they start out to be, each of them is a human being with experiences and feelings that make sense. You don't get to take sides, but you get to understand. Loved this book.