Christopher Reichs' breakthrough, a novel of page-turning action and international intrigue in the tradition of the thrillers of Robert Ludlum
Doctor Jonathan Ransom thought he knew everything about his wife Emma until she was killed in a tragic skiing accident in the Swiss Alps. They had been married for eight years, eight blissful years in which they had travelled the world together. But the day after her death a mysterious letter addressed to her arrives at their hotel. When he opens it, his beliefs begin to unravel -- fast. .
In the envelope is a railway baggage check to a suitcase that reveals an Emma far removed from the down-to-earth nurse who has been his constant and loyal companion all those years. In it he discovers the clues to a double life. Was she having an affair? When is your wife not your wife? And when she is not your wife, who is she?
The answers begin right outside the train station where two policeman are waiting - to kill him. There are more answers as Jonathan escapes and the action sweeps him through Switzerland on a quest to discover the truth abut Emma. He is pursued by ruthless killers, entangled in an international conspiracy that touches all the world's Security Services and which will end in a denouement which is as breathtaking as it is totally unexpected.
“Christopher Reich is one of my favorite suspense writers and he's outdone himself this time. From the ingenious opening, featuring a butterfly of all things, to the mind-blowing switcheroo ending, this is a book and a movie, all in one!"”
“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 21st century.”
“Fast-paced and intriguing, RULES OF DECEPTION is a great internationalthriller full of twists and turns that kept me guessing to the very end. A very enjoyable read.”
“Rules of Deception packs a wallop. Christopher Reich is at the top of his game.”
“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, author of The Alexandria Link
“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.”
“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.”
“RULES OF DECEPTION is an intense, impossible-to-put down spy novel-like Robert Ludlum at his very best.”
“He's the equal of such masters of suspense as Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth. This first-class adrenaline fest will leave readers guessing until the last page.”
“A good old-fashioned thriller”
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