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May 19, 2009
| ISBN 9780307387820
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Jul 15, 2008
| ISBN 9780385526937
Jul 15, 2008
| 851 Minutes
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May 19, 2009 | ISBN 9780307387820
Jul 15, 2008 | ISBN 9780385526937
Jul 15, 2008 | ISBN 9780739358016
New York Times Bestseller
Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with 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 railway station 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 secret life.
Follow the Rules: Don’t miss the other thrillers in the series—Rules of Vengeance (in paperback) and Rules of Betrayal (in hardcover July 2010).
Follow the Rules: Don’t miss the other thrillers in the series—Rules of Vengeance (in paperback) and Rules of Betrayal (in hardcover July 2010).BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Christopher Reich’s The Prince of Risk.
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.
Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception, Numbered Account, and The Patriot’s Club, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for best novel in 2006. He lives in California with his family.
“Turbo-charged…. Entertainingly serpentine.”—The New York Times“A globe-trotting, bomb-ticking, loyalty-blurring thriller.” —People"Rules of Deception packs a wallop. Christopher Reich is at the top of his game."—David Baldacci“First-rate…. Sophisticated, suspenseful, even surprising.” —Washington Post"Never has a plane ride gone by so quickly! Rules of Deception was such a thrilling and compelling read that I spent the whole flight anxiously turning the pages, breathless to find out how it ended. Full of stunning twists and turns, packed with suspense, this is everything a great thriller should be."—Tess Gerritsen“Rules of Deception is an ingenious thriller set credibly in the shadowy world of international espionage. This one has it all: well-drawn characters, wonderful writing, exotic settings, and a high-tech terrorist plot that will keep you breathlessly racing along right through its electrifying climax.”—Nelson DeMille"There’s a reason why Christopher Reich is a superstar writer. You’ll find it on page one of this book. And page two. And page three . . . and all the way to the vivid end of this great new thriller."—Lee Child“Rules of Deception is pure suspense—an ingenious spy thriller for the new millennium.”—Linda Fairstein“Rules of Deception delivers pure suspense, intrigue, and adventure from its first page to its last. Christopher Reich is the master of the espionage thriller for the twenty-first century.”—Clive Cussler"Fast-paced and intriguing, Rules of Deception is a great international thriller full of twists and turns that kept me guessing to the very end. A very enjoyable read."—Kate Mosse"Once again, Chris Reich is firing on all cylinders. Rules of Deception is a supple, elegant thriller with a beguiling sophistication. Reich catches the reader on page one and utterly commands you to finish through a plot that carries triumphantly from one thrilling climax to another. He certainly knows how to manipulate the reader in exciting ways, and he’s an expert (as his award-winning The Patriots Club proved) in creating a riveting imagined world so real you wonder if it was actually imagined."—Steve Berry“Rules of Deception is an intense, impossible-to-put down spy novel—like Robert Ludlum at his very best."—Vince Flynn
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