Rules of Deception

Rules of Deception

Audiobook CD - 2008 | Unabridged.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, [2008]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2008
ISBN: 9780739358009
Branch Call Number: Audiobook FIC Reich
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (840 min.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Michael, Paul - Actor


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Feb 04, 2016


Jul 04, 2015

This thriller took a while to really get moving. Starts off with many loose threads, eventually collapsing into one narrative. These threads are confusing, perhaps intentionally obfuscated by the author. Another point of irritation is when the characters have information that the reader doesn't have. Once the narrative of Israel vs Iran (and the organizations pulling those strings) comes out fully, the novel tightens up and runs well. 2½ stars.

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