DoubleDay is sponsoring a giveaway of 2 copies of Christopher Reich's latest thriller Rules of Betrayal. The book has attracted quite a lot of attention, including from the New York Times.
In 1980 an American B-52 bomber transporting a top-secret weapon crashes high on the peaks of a remote mountain range on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Nearly 30 years later, deep in the unforgiving, Taliban-controlled Lashkar Province of Afghanistan, Dr. Jonathan Ransom is making amends for the violence in his past. the woman he married, Emma Ransom, a.k.a. Lara Antonova, is in fact a spy and an assassin who used his job with Doctors Without Borders as her cover story. Now she is missing -- most likely in the hands of a charismatic and violent arms dealer who goes by the name Lord Balfour. Emma is also being hunted by two conflicting shadow agencies -- Division in the U.S. and the FSB in Russia.
After Ransoms is nearly killed in a stunning double cross in Tora Bora, he is summoned by Frank Connor, the power broker at the helm of Division, and presented with an impossible choice. Jonathan must undertake a harrowing one-man mission into Balfour's lair to save Emma or stand by while a weapon of mass destruction is acquired by the most dangerous terrorist in Afghanistan -- an unforgettable true believer known as The Hawk.
Rules of Betrayal is an electric, brilliantly plotted thriller. Like his previous New York Times bestsellers, this novel is full of the magnificent twists and turns that have cemented Christopher Reich as one of the most talented suspense writers today.
Rules of Betrayal had me wondering how much of this was based on what really went on. There were plenty of elaborate and seemingly crazy spy moments, but somehow the amount of detail and the strange twists seemed like they must have been based on careful research.
The book reads as though it could easily be transformed into a high octane movie -- the sort that I'd try to catch on opening weekend. As the skilled surgeon Jonathan Ransom is trying to atone for the violence during his marriage to secret agent Emma Ransom, he finds that much of his old life has followed him into his new one. And a well crafted plea for help leads Ransom to attempt what would have been nearly impossible for a professional.
Ransom turns out to be a natural -- the skills and training that made him a world class surgeon carry over to his undercover work. Ransom must penetrate the defenses of an international arms dealer and a powerful terrorist with very limitless resources. Training, luck and some unexpected allies turn Ransom into a formidable opponent - and make Rules of Betrayal a fast-paced and memorable thriller!
ISBN-10: 0385531540 - Hardcover $25.95
Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (July 13, 2010), 384 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
About the Author:
Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Vengeance, Rules of Deception, Numbered Account, The Patriots Club, The First Billion. Learn more on Christopher Reich's webste at www.christopherreich.com.
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