Rules of Deception

Rules of Deception

Paperback - 2008
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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. Twnety-four hours later, he is the subject of an international manhunt and the target of a master assassin. 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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385524063
Branch Call Number: F REI
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 25, 2018

Ransom gets himself into and out of trouble at an alarming rate

Decent plot with some excellent twists. Quick read.

Nov 28, 2016

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

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.

May 08, 2011

Good read but a little far fetched at times.

Feb 01, 2011

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

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.

Mar 18, 2009

Well written, exciting book.


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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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