Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich

Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich
Book description
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 efforts 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 for survival lies in uncovering the devastating truth behind the secrets 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 who they appear to be and where the ends always justify the means.

Next Book Club Meeting is
September 21, at 7pm at Elizabeth Raymond's house.

1 comment:

L Roy said...

I listened to this book on audio.
It was confusing for me for the first quarter of this book. Lots of
back story.
Remember I was listening, and when things happened fast and simultaneously with four different perspectives,... it was hard to follow.
Also the reader of this book while being very good with Male voices...was not so good with the Female ones.
Once I reached the half way point , I was hooked , and was finding all different ways to listen.
The ending ,...which some felt fell short. I liked. It leaves it open to the reader how they see the characters go on.

I found this writer similar to author's Robert Ludlum (Bourne Series) or to Ken Follett.