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Rules of Deceptionby Christopher Reich
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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.
Following the death of his wife in a mountaineering accident, Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, receives a mysterious message that makes him the subject of an international manhunt and the target of an assassin as he struggles to unravel the truth behind his wife's secrets and a terrifying global conspiracy. 150,000 first printing.
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Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alpswith his wife, Emma, when she falls into a hidden crevasse and dies. Twenty-four hours later, Jonathan receives an envelope addressed to his wife containing two baggage-claim tickets. Puzzled, he journeys to a railwaystation only to find himself inexplicably attacked by the Swiss police. Suddenly forced on the run, Jonathan's only chance at survival lies in uncovering the devastating truth behind his wife's secretlife.
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Don't miss the other thrillers in the series--Rules of Vengeance (in paperback) andRules of Betrayal (in hardcover July 2010).
From the Paperback edition.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER REICH is the New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account and The Patriot's 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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