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.
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
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. Step by step, he is drawn deeper into a world of
spies, high-tech weaponry, and global terrorism --- a world where
no one is whom they appear to be and where the end always justifies
RULES OF DECEPTION is a brilliantly conceived, twisting tale of
intrigue and deceit written by the master of the espionage thriller
for the twenty-first century.
RULES OF DECEPTION © Copyright 2011 by Christopher Reich.
Reprinted with permission by Doubleday. All rights reserved.