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Publisher's Summary

A riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller Rules of Deception that confirms Christopher Reich as the master of the espionage thriller.Months after foiling an attack on a commercial jetliner, Doctors Without Borders physician Jonathan Ransom is working under an assumed name in a remote corner of Africa while his wife, Emma, desperate to escape the wrath of Division, the secret American intelligence agency she betrayed, has vanished into the netherworld of international espionage. Both look forward to sharing a stolen weekend in London - until an ambush on a convoy of limousines turns their romantic rendezvous into a terrorist bloodbath. In the aftermath, Emma disappears and Jonathan is apprehended by the police and threatened with life imprisonment unless he helps secure his wife's capture. Faced with an impossible decision, Jonathan makes a daring escape. On the run, herealizes that his only option is to become a spy himself in order to track down Emma and discover the true nature of the conspiracy she appears to be masterminding. In the process, Jonathan begins to realize that all along he's been a pawn in a high-stakes game of international intrigue and one-upsmanship far beyond his imagining.
©2009 Christopher Reich; (P)2009 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Rules of Deception develops an entertainingly serpentine complexity . . . And his finale lives up to the level of suspense he has created." (New York Times)
"Un-put-downable . . . This first-class adrenaline fest will leave readers guessing until the last page." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Elaine on 03-11-12

International Keystone Cops

I read the first book "Rules of Deception" and really enjoyed it. I immediately downloaded the second book in the series, only to find out the story is the same as the first book. There are a few twist that kept it interesting, but the story is still the same. The hero is chased all over the world by a bunch of bumbling cops. He is injured repeatedly, even seems to die, like the heroin died in the first book, and comes back to life.

When the heroin is about to blowup the world the hero, while trying to stop her with only minutes to spare, he takes the time to ask her if she really loved him.

I am tempted to buy the third book only to see how many times a character can die and come back to life and if the hero quits being so innocent and naive. Unfortunately I do not want to spend the money or time on the third book to find out the plot is repeated.

Paul Michael did an excellent presentation, as he always does.

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By Carl on 09-23-09

Fun, Exciting, and Complex

Fun and exciting listening. This is a continuation of characters and story for Chritopher Reich's earlier book "Rules of Deception". They are both great listens but I would recommend hearing the first, first to get the full fun out of the second.

Lots of action. Lots of attention to detail. Well researched and believable. Great reader is the icing on the cake.

Lots of twists and turns. One of those books that keeps you glued the headphones on your ipod. Get it.

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