Bel Canto is a 2001 novel by Ann Patchett based on the hostages of the Lma Crisis. During the birthday party for Katsumi Hosokawa in the vice presidential home in an unspecified country, terrorists break in and take the guests hostage. Over the course of the novel, two romances develop: one between the singer Roxanne Cross and Hosokawa, the other between Gen Watanabe and the terrorist Carmen. The government eventually takes action, the terrorists are killed along with Hosokawa and Gen and Roxanne get married.

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