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Christopher Reich has improved upon his already quick-paced style to deliver one of the year's finest tension-filled adventures. Not only a pulse-pounding thriller, but also a clever story of international espionage and intrigue, Rules of Deception rockets forward from one climactic set piece to the next. If you found yourself breathless after reading The Patriots Club, be ready to strap on an oxygen tank for this high-octane thrill ride.
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Dr. Jonathan Ransom, world-class mountaineer and surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his beautiful wife, Emma, when a blizzard sets in. In their bid to escape the storm, Emma is killed when she falls into a hidden crevasse.

Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage-claim tickets. Puzzled, he journeys to a remote railway station only to find himself in a life-and-death struggle for his wife's possessions. In the aftermath of the assault, he discovers that his attackers — one dead, the other mortally wounded — were, in fact, Swiss police officers. More frightening still is evidence of an extraordinary act of betrayal that leaves Jonathan stunned.

Suddenly the subject of an international manhunt and the target of a master assassin, Jonathan is forced on the run. His only chance at survival lies in uncovering the devastating truth behind the secret his wife kept from him and in stopping the terrifying conspiracy that threatens to bring the world to the brink of annihilation. Step by step, he is drawn deeper into a world of spies, high-tech weaponry, and global terrorism — a world where no one is whom they appear to be and where the end always justifies the means.

Rules of Deception is a brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of intrigue and deceit written by the master of the espionage thriller for the twenty-first century.

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"The un-put-downable sixth spy novel from bestseller Reich (The Patriots' Club, which won an International Thrillers Award in 2006) shows he's the equal of such masters of suspense as Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth. The twisting story line revolves around Jonathan Ransom, a 37-year-old surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, whose wife is killed while mountain climbing in the Swiss Alps. As Ransom struggles to come to grips with this tragedy, he receives two mysterious baggage claim tickets addressed in her name. Ransom tracks the luggage to a remote train station, where two Swiss police officers attack him shortly after he picks up the baggage. Once safely away, he examines the contents only to realize that his wife was an undercover agent involved in 'the blackest of black ops' — a plot that includes unmanned airborne vehicles, secret uranium enrichment facilities in Iran and the destruction of Israel. This first-class adrenaline fest will leave readers guessing until the last page. Author tour. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Rules of Deception," Christopher Reich's new international spy thriller, is a most perplexing piece of work. At its best, it's first-rate popular fiction: sharply written, solidly researched, sophisticated, suspenseful, even surprising. For a time, I thought Reich was going to produce something exceptional: perhaps a "Day of the Jackal" for our age of terrorism. But then the novel began to fall apart.... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"Mr. Reich turns out to have a turbo-charged plot in the offing, and he begins explicating it with more originality and verve than might initially have been expected." Janet Maslin, New York Times

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"[A] suspenseful story balanced by cinematic action scenes. Highly recommended — fans of early Ludlum will particularly enjoy it." Library Journal

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"[F]ast-paced...Reich succeeds in maintaining the suspense throughout the complex story line." Rocky Mountain News

Synopsis:

The subject of an international manhunt and the target of a master assassin, Jonathan Ransom is forced on the run where he is drawn deeper into a world where no one is who they appear, in this brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of intrigue and deceit.

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Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account and The Patriots Club, the latter of which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel in 2006. He lives in Southern California with his wife and children.

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quicksand, July 22, 2008 (view all comments by quicksand)
Definitely is full of surprises, all of which are made to seem plausible. Very cinematic. Try to read it fast, without a lot of breaks, otherwise you'll be forgetting who did what to who, when, and will be going backwards to connect the dots...Similar in style to Dan Brown.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385524063
Author:
Reich, Christopher
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080715
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.65 x 6.5 x 1.15 in 1.5 lb

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Christopher Reich has improved upon his already quick-paced style to deliver one of the year's finest tension-filled adventures. Not only a pulse-pounding thriller, but also a clever story of international espionage and intrigue, Rules of Deception rockets forward from one climactic set piece to the next. If you found yourself breathless after reading The Patriots Club, be ready to strap on an oxygen tank for this high-octane thrill ride.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The un-put-downable sixth spy novel from bestseller Reich (The Patriots' Club, which won an International Thrillers Award in 2006) shows he's the equal of such masters of suspense as Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth. The twisting story line revolves around Jonathan Ransom, a 37-year-old surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, whose wife is killed while mountain climbing in the Swiss Alps. As Ransom struggles to come to grips with this tragedy, he receives two mysterious baggage claim tickets addressed in her name. Ransom tracks the luggage to a remote train station, where two Swiss police officers attack him shortly after he picks up the baggage. Once safely away, he examines the contents only to realize that his wife was an undercover agent involved in 'the blackest of black ops' — a plot that includes unmanned airborne vehicles, secret uranium enrichment facilities in Iran and the destruction of Israel. This first-class adrenaline fest will leave readers guessing until the last page. Author tour. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Mr. Reich turns out to have a turbo-charged plot in the offing, and he begins explicating it with more originality and verve than might initially have been expected."
"Review" by , "[A] suspenseful story balanced by cinematic action scenes. Highly recommended — fans of early Ludlum will particularly enjoy it."
"Review" by , "[F]ast-paced...Reich succeeds in maintaining the suspense throughout the complex story line."
"Synopsis" by , The subject of an international manhunt and the target of a master assassin, Jonathan Ransom is forced on the run where he is drawn deeper into a world where no one is who they appear, in this brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of intrigue and deceit.
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