Rules of Deception

Rules of Deception

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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 Deceptionis a brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of intrigue and deceit written by the master of the espionage thriller for the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780385524063
Branch Call Number: REI
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 24 cm

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7626dee
Nov 28, 2016

I know Reich can do better than this, the concept is interesting but far fetched beyond far.

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wilqser
Jan 09, 2015

Spy thriller about a aid-worker who finds that his wife was involved in an international intrigue, when she presumably dies in a skiing accident. He finds that packages were delivered to her which leads him to another part in Switzerland to investigate this. There he encounters rouge cops who threaten to harm him and also incidences with spies, high ranking officials in the military of other countries, terrorists and terrorist plots involving today's cauldron of world events. An interesting take on the world situation as it exists today. Lots of action.

hermlou Jan 17, 2012

You will enjoy this book if you like international intrigue leading to bullets, bombs, and bodies. Jonathan is a doctor whose wife is killed in a skiing accident, and he becomes involved in a plot to destroy an airliner full of people and to attack Israel. It is fast-paced suspense with not much character development.

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Dub
May 08, 2011

Good read but a little far fetched at times.

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rahmmie
Feb 01, 2011

Very entertaining, good read. I think this is my favourite book by Reich so far

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Flavinette
Aug 09, 2010

I really liked this novel. It was fascinating, although a bit predictable in places. I felt it was a real page turner, I finished it within a few day. I enjoyed it overall, but at times, there seemed to be a bit of unnecessary action.

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c210flyer
Mar 18, 2009

Well written, exciting book.

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conehead
Nov 10, 2008

Hitchcockian Thriller in which an ordinary man is drawn into the hidden world of counter-terrorism and all the deceit and and ambiguity that it offers. Some editorializing by the author on current events ala Tom Clancy, but a good read if you like this kind of stuff.

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