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Stephen L. Carter's brilliant debut, "The Emperor of Ocean Park, "spent eleven week son the "New York Times "best-seller list. Now, in "Jericho's Fall, "Carter turns his formidable talents to the shadowy world of spies, official secrecy, and financial fraud in a thriller that rivets the reader's attention until the very last page.
In an imposing house in the Colorado Rockies, Jericho Ainsley, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and a Wall Street titan, lies dying. He summons to his beside Beck DeForde, the younger woman for whom he threw away his career years ago, miring them both in scandal. Beck believes she is visiting to say farewell. Instead, she is drawn into a battle over an explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike want to wrest from Jericho before he dies.
An intricate and timely thriller that plumbs the emotional depths of a failed love affair and a family torn apart by mistrust, "Jericho's Fall "takes us on a fast-moving journey through the secretive world of intelligence operations and the meltdown of the financial markets. And it creates, in Beck DeForde, an unforgettable heroine for our turbulent age.
Title: Jericho's Fall
Categories: Crime Fiction,
Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2009
ISBN Number: 0307272621
ISBN Number 13: 9780307272621
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000701
Description: 355pp. 8vo. The author's fourth work of fiction, signed by author on the title page. Tight, unread copy, with an archival protector on the dust jacket.